Megan Malone, a toddler who was given just a ten percent survival rate after being diagnosed with cancer in Ireland, is set to receive her first all-clear from the disease, after undergoing life saving treatment in the U.S.
The same week her little brother was born, the four-year-old from Cork was diagnosed with Spnet medulloblastoma, a rare, aggressive form of cancer which affected her brain and her spine.
Megan's parents, John and Sheila, relocated their family to the U.S. earlier this year for revolutionary treatment in the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Boston.
Now close to getting the all-clear, the toddler will have to get an MRI every three months for two years and later twice a year, until she receives the five-year all clear.
"We are all a bit anxious about Megan's first MRI, but we have to look on the positive side," John told the Evening Herald.
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"The purpose of the frequent MRIs in the first two years is to ensure that we are able to do something about it sooner rather than later if there is any problem. We can only live and hope. I am confident that the disease is gone."
Back in the family home in Cork Megan and her siblings Chloe (7), Dylan (6) and Tristan (1) are looking forward to Halloween.
John told the Herald: "We celebrated Tristan's first birthday earlier this month and we're now preparing for Halloween. Dylan and Chloe are back in school but we haven't been able to take Megan there yet.
"Her immunity isn't still a hundred percent, she doesn't have her MMR vaccine and we have to try to keep her as safe as possible for the next 12 months to build up her immune system. Whether we send her to school will depend on whether children have been vaccinated."
For more information check out Megan Malone’s website here.
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