While being a teenager can be difficult, Megan has more challenges than most other teens her age. Megan has spastic diplegic cerebral palsy and severe asthma. Each year for the past several years she has been losing 5% of her lung capacity and may soon be in need of a lung transplant. Confined to a wheelchair, Megan needs help with most of her daily activities and must take several medications.
Megan loves listening to Paul McCartney. In need of a special dose of happiness, it was no surprise that Megan’s wish was to meet her favorite musician Paul McCartney.
Kids Wish Network flew Megan, her mother, and sister to New York for a Big Apple adventure they would never forget. Planet Hollywood treated Megan’s family to a delicious dinner, presenting her with a goody bag full of souvenirs, as well. Later on that evening, the family hung out with fellow McCartney fans at the Hard Rock Café before the concert. At the performance, Megan was treated like an VIP as she watched Sir Paul from the first row. Thrilled to see him up close, it was hard for Megan to believe that she was actually going to meet her favorite idol the following day.
With much anticipation, Megan’s big day finally arrived. Megan felt like a celebrity when she, her mom, and sister were whisked away in a luxurious limousine to a local radio station where Paul was a special guest. Megan was so excited as the best part of her wish was just moments away. The radio station studio opened and there was Paul McCartney with a bouquet of flowers for Megan and autographed copies of his soon to be released cd for Megan and her sister. Paul spent time with Megan and gave her his undivided attention.
“It was more than I expected,” said Megan after meeting her idol. “Meeting Paul McCartney was the best time of my life!”
Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors for making Megan’s dream become a reality:
• Sir Paul McCartney
• The 92nd St. Y
• The Roosevelt Hotel
• Madison Avenue Limousine
• Connelly’s Irish Pub
• Planet Hollywood