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19-year-old Matthews cancer survivor has dream come true heading her way

(Courtesy Gwen Dunn) (Courtesy Gwen Dunn)
(Courtesy Gwen Dunn) (Courtesy Gwen Dunn)
(Courtesy Gwen Dunn) (Courtesy Gwen Dunn)

Morgan Dunn is a gorgeous 19-year-old from Matthews. Out of nowhere this past April, the former Independence High School cheerleading captain was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

At the time Morgan had three weeks left in her freshman year at West Virginia University. After the diagnosis, the school helped move her finals up. Within two weeks Morgan went from diagnosis, to immediate biopsy surgery, to another surgery to implant a port then back for finals in West Virginia.

Hours after her finals she was back in Charlotte to start chemo.

It was the week of Mother’s Day.

Needless to say, emotional and whirlwind.

Fast forward many months and mom Gwen says after “much prayer, five rounds of chemo and fourteen radiation treatments, Morgan has been blessed and cancer no longer has residency in her body!”

Once a cancer fighter, always aware. That’s how it is with most survivors. Morgan is no different. Her family says they're looking ahead to the future but aren't taking anything for granted.

What they don’t know is that Morgan has quite an exciting week headed her way. I can’t say much, but you guys know how I adore Charlotte charity Dream On 3. DO3 has sworn me to secrecy but, Morgan, I know they told you to clear your calendar for a few days. IT'S GOOD YOU DID. You have quite a surprise waiting.


So for now, congrats on your victorious battle. Keep fighting. Never give up.

And… we can’t wait to see your face a few days from now.


**Editor’s note: This is about one of #MollysKids, children WBTV Anchor Molly Grantham follows closely on her Facebook page. It was first published there, which is why it’s written in a personal way. For years Molly has followed hundreds of kids with uphill medical battles. Find this story and updates on all #MollysKids here.**

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