Honored Kid

Megan Bugg

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Coal City, IL, US



Date of Diagnosis

December 2014


Passed away

Treated At

Central DuPage Hospital

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My Story

Megan passed away on March 9, 2022, after a seven year and three month battle with Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma. Megan's family was everything to her as she enjoyed nothing more than family holidays and vacations. She also loved her pets as her three cats (Boo Boo Kitty, Ophelia, and Belushi) and her dog (Sparky) were never far from her side. Megan believed that everyone deserved the honor of dignity, respect, and kindness, and she lived her life spreading that message. Throughout Megan's battle with childhood cancer, she maintained a positive attitude and zest for life that became an inspiration for family, friends and many others. Although Megan was fighting her own personal battle, she made her fight about something much bigger than herself by becoming a passionate advocate for childhood cancer awareness and the need for increased funding for research. She lobbied legislators for the cause and helped lead marches on Washington, D.C. calling for increased funding for childhood cancer research. Without a doubt, the world feels a void in the absence of Megan's steadfast presence. May we find comfort in our many treasured memories and in the honor of carrying her legacy forward. Megan first and foremost was a loving daughter and sister, as well as loyal friend to many. Her sense of humor could light up the room and her zest for travel is not to be forgotten. Megan held a genuine love for all of those around her, and we celebrate the many ways she gifted so many lives. In this way, we can keep her spirit alive and continue to inspire others as she so inspired each of us.

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