Bellefonte Youngster Shares Courageous Story

2018 Miracle Kid Meghan Bennett will be featured during Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger’s Celebration Weekend. (Provided photo)

Meghan Bennett is one of 10 Miracle Kids to be highlighted during Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger’s Celebration Weekend

BELLEFONTE – The annual Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger Celebration Weekend will feature 12-year-old Meghan Bennett, who will share her story of battling inoperable brain tumors.

Meghan is one of four local children featured this weekend during WTAJ TV10’s Celebration Weekend broadcast that will air from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., June 3 live from DelGrosso’s Amusement Park.

When Meghan Bennett of Bellefonte had a routine eye exam in kindergarten, it revealed a mass on her optic nerve. Further tests found another tumor on her pituitary gland.

Although these were noncancerous tumors, Meghan needed to be followed by the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department. The tumors continued to grow — and because of their locations, they could not be removed surgically.

Meghan underwent a year of chemotherapy to shrink the tumors and has been healthy ever since.

Donations to Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger have helped support Camp Dost, a program of the Ronald McDonald House of Danville.

Meghan participated in Camp Dost for five years, giving her the opportunity to build relationships with kids dealing with the same kind of illness and treatments as she had.

Donations also funded the Child Life Department, which provided activities for Meghan during her four-hour outpatient chemotherapy treatments.

As part of the Celebration, events will also be held at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park in Tipton both Saturday and Sunday. Please see the complete list of events at Go.Geisinger.org/CMNevents.

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