Megan Senn, a 16-year-old with Down Syndrome, has been at battling leukemia since her diagnosis in August. She is now in BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver and her mom, Karen Quinton, is staying in her room with her. Megan is a popular student at Salmon Arm Secondary and is known for her bubbly personality and smile.
Inspired by her smile, one of her teachers, Vivian Morris, wrote a book called Megan’s Smile. The book is about a girl named Megan who is famous for her smile. She stops smiling because she is sick. The book talks about good soldier cells fighting the bad cells making her sick and was also written to help her understand her sickness.
Megan’s mom Karen Quinton is a single parent with three other children. She is a Grade 1 teacher at Parkview Elementary but is currently off work to be with Megan at the hospital.
Karen’s sister, Leslie Stewart, has set up a fund to help the family with expenses. Copies of Megan’s Smile are free when a generous donation is made to the fund.
To help the family, a GoFundMe account on the Internet has been set up under Megan Senn Recovery Fund at http://www.gofundme.com/6q3mrt38.
Donations can also be made at any branch of the Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union, by asking for the ‘In trust for Megan Senn, account 1626480.’ If people wish to write a cheque, make it out to ‘Leslie Stewart, in trust for Megan Senn.’
Make a donation and pick up your copy at Salmon Arm Stationery on Hudson. Donations may also be made there.