These Parents Noticed A Tiny Detail About Their Daughter’s Grin That May Have Saved Her Life
Children are constantly growing, and it can be hard to keep up with every little physical quirk they develop. However, when this girl’s smile seemed just a little off, her parents took immediate notice—and it may be the reason she’s alive.
A Life-Altering Smile
Back in early 2017, Megan Evans was living the life of an average seven-year-old. The sassy kid loved theater, the arts, and cheerleading. However, one Halloween party transformed little Megan’s life—over a single smile.
While at a Halloween party in 2017, Megan’s parents, Charlene and Jason, were concerned over Megan’s grin. For some reason, her smile seemed to have developed a crooked twist. Everyone else insisted it was no big deal, but the couple listened to their parental instincts and took Megan to the hospital. They couldn’t possibly have prepared for what doctor’s uncovered.
An Overwhelming Diagnosis
As it turned out, Megan’s smile looked odd for a reason, and not a small one either. A tumor the size of a tangerine had consumed nearly 1/4th of Megan’s brain. Distraught and confused, her parents quickly consented to emergency surgery to get the tumor removed. Half a day later, Megan emerged from a successful surgery. Still, her troubles didn’t end there.
After the traumatic experience, Megan was left nearly completely blind and unable to speak. Slowly, she began to regain her speech skills, but her vision has remained severely impaired. Now, both she and her parents are working toward a better future. But it still isn’t going to be easy to get Megan the treatment she needs.
Hope For Further Recovery
It may possible for Megan to regain all of her vision—but not without specialized help. She hopes to get in to see Doctor Anton Federov at the Centre for Vision Restoration in Berlin, who has successfully helped people go from 5% vision to 100% vision. She’s currently raising funds for her travel and treatment, and she hasn’t allowed her impairments slow her down.
Megan has become skilled with a cane and has learned to read Braille. Still, she admits that she’s “finding the changes in [her] life really hard to adapt to,” and is hopeful that Dr. Federov’s treatment can restore her vision. What matters most, though, is that her tumor was removed in time to save Megan’s life…all because her parents knew her smile so well!
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