Dec. 12 was the big night where the entire family dressed up and attended the “Pitch Perfect 3” movie premiere with Cannon. A day of hair and makeup took place before they headed out for the premiere. Megan said they arrived in a big car and when they got out, there were fans, celebrities and paparazzi.
“We got to see the stars come in and walk the red carpet, watch the movie and go to the after party which was cool,” Megan said.
After all of the fun days and nights in Los Angeles, the family flew home on Dec. 13. Megan had her bone marrow test Dec. 14 and took a few days to recover. She currently stays at home, but hopes to take some classes next semester.
In his blog, Kent mentioned how cancer takes a toll on the entire family. He explained that people don’t realize the impact can be on the whole family, not just Megan.
“It has an impact on everybody. Sometimes we don’t know how to act or feel. It’s had a profound impact on her sister, she feels guilty. This has been the most challenging thing, but it has restored our faith in people,” Kent said. “People reached out to our family and Megan from day one, it’s humbling to say the least.”
Megan also does not take her cancer lightly, and has used her situation as a platform for childhood cancer awareness. She said 3.8 percent of funds raised go to childhood cancer and she and her dad hope to change that statistic.
The two have an account in the works where people can donate and the funds will go directly to a doctor who specializes in her type of cancer at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
She also has teamed with a company called Ivory Ella and designed a childhood cancer awareness long sleeved t-shirt, a hat, two bracelets and an elephant stuffed animal.