An Irish toddler has had a miracle recovery from a very serious brain cancer after treatment in New York.
Tumors on her spine also appear to have disappeared in a development described as ‘ extraordinary’ by her doctors at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
She had been given a diagnosis of less than a 20 per cent chance of survival in Ireland when the cancer was first diagnosed.
There was no treatment in Ireland for her condition.
Just four months after Megan began her treatment , her parents John and Sheila were given the incredible result by amazed doctors.
"We could not have asked for better news. The MRI scans were reviewed by the medical team and the results are amazing. Megan's brain now has no evidence of cancer," Megan's dad John Malone told the Irish Independent.
"Dr Garvin told us there is complete response in the brain and that the main tumour is gone.
"We are in shock and just can't believe it. Dr Garvin told us that this is a unique situation. Most brain tumours of this nature and magnitude are surgically removed first before chemo and many still require radiotherapy to completely remove them."
Megan, her parents and three other siblings had moved to new York four months ago and expected to have to stay years in America. Now they are hopeful that Megan can start pre-school in Ireland in September.
They have been told the results are almost unprecedented for the condition.
John Malone stated that "Dr Ghatan and Dr Garvin examined Megan's spinal scans in great detail. They were both amazed. In a nutshell, they cannot be 100pc sure right now, but there are very strong indications that there is little or no tumours remaining.
"This result has completely blown our minds. It is more than we could have ever hoped for at this stage of the treatment. We are waking up in the night still in disbelief," Mr Malone added.
"We're still hoping that Megan will be cured without having to go through any radiotherapy.
The family had raised $250,000 in Ireland and an anonymous benefactor offered to cover the $500,000 needed for her treatment in New York.