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More locations for donations for Megan
The number of locations in Salmon Arm where Miracle for Megan bracelets are available has risen to three.
Along with the Salmon Arm Observer on Shuswap Street, the bracelets can be purchased at the Shuswap Pie Company on Alexander and the Salmon Arm Recreation Centre.
"We are getting overwhelming response. I've ordered another thousand bracelets. We have people requesting them from Sicamous and Chase," says Tracey Nickolson, Megan's aunt. "We have people buying 50 of them on the spot – that's really, really great."
Megan Leverrier, 4, is in Toronto Sick Children's Hospital, suffering from a rare tumour attached to her liver. She is currently awaiting a liver donor and has undergone procedures to try and reduce the size of the growth.
Many places throughout the area are selling the $5 bracelets, which will help offset some of the expenses the family is incurring in Toronto. Her mom and dad, Michelle and Jaimie Leverrier, her little brother Gavin and her grandparents are all staying there.
Nickolson said Megan's school, Sorrento Elementary, was the first to sell out of the bracelets.
"That's really exciting," she says, explaining that it's wonderful to have all the support from the many people raising funds for Megan.
Current locations where the bracelets can be purchased include, in Sorrento, Munro's Sorrento IDA, Loonie on the Lake Dollar Store, Sorrento Elementary, Carlin Elementary Middle School, Steamers Coffee House, Lighthouse Market, Shuswap Fitness.
Donations can also be made at the Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union in the trust fund set up by the RCMP, or go to your local TD Bank and donate to the Leverrier Family Trust - Transit: 9151 Account: 6387650. Updates on fundraisers can be found at the Miracle for Megan Facebook page: www.facebook.com/meganleverrier.
Megan underwent a procedure on Tuesday, April 29, an embolization, to try and decrease the blood flow going to the tumour. This is being done while the family awaits a liver donor.
Michelle asked for 10 bracelets to be sent to to Toronto.
"Now all the nurses want them," says Nickolson. "It's good news."