Meghan Redenbach was thirteen when she was diagnosed with fibrosarcoma, an extraordinarily rare form of ovarian cancer. At the time her tumor was identified, she was one of the thirty documented cases in the United States, and only one of two children. Her physical life came to an end on Christmas Eve, two years after her initial diagnosis; however, Meghan lives on through the dedicated efforts of her parents and brother.
Meghan and her family were recipients of gifts and opportunities provided by Carly’s Club of Roswell Park Institute, Make-A-Wish, community members, various organizations, and numerous generous donors whose focus was on children with cancer. Meghan wanted her family to continue to do the same for others. She left strict instructions that any money raised in her memory was to be used for the benefit of kids. Mike and Nancy Redenbach, along with their son Nick, continue to honor Meghan’s wishes.
While Meghan was ill, an account was established to manage the donations. After the loss of Meghan, Mike and Nancy modified “Meghan’s Fund” to become a charity in her name.
Meghan’s Fund provides support for pediatric cancer patients in a variety of ways. It also awards several scholarships to graduating seniors of Royalton-Hartland High School.
Go to meghansjourney.com to learn more about Meghan’ Book, Meghan’s Journey: The Story of Meghan Redenbach: The Teenage Girl Who Showed a Community How to “Man Up” in The Face of Cancer.
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