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Megan’s family awaits treatment plan

Support: Jennie Anderson and Marlene Martens head the line at an RCMP event which raised $4,000 Friday for officer Jaimie Leverrier’s daughter Megan, who is in Toronto’s Sick Children’s Hospital.  - James Murray/Observer
Support: Jennie Anderson and Marlene Martens head the line at an RCMP event which raised $4,000 Friday for officer Jaimie Leverrier’s daughter Megan, who is in Toronto’s Sick Children’s Hospital.
— image credit: James Murray/Observer

At the moment it’s a waiting – and hoping and praying – game.

Four-year-old Megan Leverrier, her two-year-old brother Gavin, and her parents Michelle and Jaimie Leverrier are in Toronto, where Megan was sent from BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver a week ago Tuesday. Her grandparents are there as well.

A very rare tumour within a tumour is attached to Megan’s liver and growing rapidly.

Megan’s aunt Tracey Nickolson said Tuesday that recent consultations at the hospital have involved doctors from Australia, England and Boston, Mass.

It’s been a bit frustrating for the family to wait for a treatment plan, but today Megan is being put under an anesthetic as a biopsy is scheduled and a feeding tube will be inserted.

Nickolson says Megan has also been on medication for the past couple of days to shrink the hemangioma, the tumour that’s surrounding the cancerous angiosarcoma.

Megan’s mom Michelle has been at Megan’s bedside round the clock.

The whole family is very appreciative of the community’s support, says Nickolson.

Fundraisers to help with the family’s costs can be found on Facebook at ‘Miracle for Megan’ (Salmon Arm).

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