MATTHEWS, NC (WBTV) - 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.
I LOVE SURPRISES.
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.