(WXYZ) - As a teenage girl, Megan Parsons of Waterford was breathtakingly beautiful, wild about basketball, and always more interested in solving other peoples’ problems, than talking about her own.
”I just loved everything about Megan. She was here fighting the worst thing that could ever happen to a teenage girl, and yet she never complained about anything. Your problems, helping you with what bothered you is all she cared about. And she always had a smile on her face,” Megan’s sister Melissa Yoerg says.
But by last October, when we first met Megan, she was already too weak to even open her eyes. She couldn’t walk or stand, was in a wheelchair and could not talk to us.
Doctors said she was within weeks of dying from a rare muscular disease called Machado-Joseph’s Disease. But she had one final wish she wanted me and the Call for Action team to make happen for her. She wanted to be buried right next to her mother, Jane, who tragically had died from the very same disease.
The trouble is Megan’s family couldn’t afford the $6,000 it would take to make Megan’s wish come true.
So, that’s when Megan’s sister called the Call for Action team . And just one week later, all thanks to the generosity of a close, benefactor who has helped the CFA team before, we handed Megan’s sister a check for exactly $6,000.
That was last November, and over the next 9 months Megan proved all of the doctors wrong. She fought her disease like a warrior princess.
Then several weeks ago, Megan decided that she’d fought long and hard enough, and simply waved goodbye to her sister Melissa.
Megan died just a few hours later, and now, just as she wished for, she is buried just a few feet away from her mother’s gravesite at the Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley. Her final wish fulfilled, her family forever grateful for this one, last gift.
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