Honored Kid

Meah Colon

Age 20
Meah Colon Kid Photo


Fairfax , VA, US



Date of Diagnosis

June 2017


No evidence of disease

Treated At

Inova Fairfax Hospital

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My Story

After my daughter Meah was diagnosed with bone cancer it was really tough for her and the family to accept that this was really happening to her. Her life changed immediately and so did mine. Meah became pretty scared of the different procedures and treatment. In the beginning she didn’t want any doctors or nurses doing anything to her and she needed to seek psychiatric help to get her to agree and accept  treatment. Once treatment got started it was really hard for Meah especially since it made her really weak and nauseous all the time. Meah received 6 rounds of chemotherapy, surgery to remove tumor and 12 more rounds of chemotherapy after that. During the treatment process Meah was hospitalized many times due to neutropenia with fevers and received many blood transfusions. At one point her kidneys weren’t working so well that the narcotics she was taking for the leg pain were not clearing from her body fast enough and due to a mistake in documentation in the hospital she received an extra dose of morphine and they had to give her narcan because she became unresponsive. That was one of the worst days ever, I really thought I was going to lose her. After that Meah had to get catheters for every single admission until she was done which was really difficult and painful for her. Meah has been through hell and back but through it all she fought hard and I couldn’t be more proud of my baby girl. I stopped working so I can take care of her and I have to thank God and the people that run the different organizations out there helping mothers like me be able to pay rent so I can be with my daughter. Meah officially finished treatment in March 23, 2018 and had scans immediately after finishing treatment and also did 3 mo scans in July 9, 2018 and both showed no evedince of disease.  Meah is also doing physical therapy to get her leg back to full function and she is doing great with that. She’s one of the bravest and toughest people I know. I love her so much and I believe that God has cured my baby girl.

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