Megan’s Story

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by Beth LarsenĀ  The Father of this girl works with my husband. I still don’t know why people try drugs……

This is Megan’s story to the best of my knowledge and as told to me by her amazing Dad…

Our beautiful Megan just graduated from Sand Creek High School in May where she was a cheerleader, ran track and danced with the step team. She was eagerly awaiting her first year at UNC this fall. On Thursday, July 2, 2015, she was spending the night at her friend’s house along with two other girls. At some point, one of the girls left and came back with a drug called “Molly.” Molly is a form of ecstasy that is cut with many other drugs and there is no way of knowing which one or how much is in each dose. Megan was the first to try it and immediately began feeling its effects. She ran in to the others warning them that something was wrong with the drugs and not to take them…essentially, saving her friends from the same fate.

She was rushed to Memorial Hospital where her temperature reached 108. She was medically induced into a coma where they frantically worked to stabilize her. On Friday, she was airlifted to the Children’s Hospital in Aurora where they were better equipped to handle her situation. She is battling with kidney failure and is on constant dialysis, her liver is failing and they are doing everything they can to keep her blood pressure stable enough to remove the fluid that encapsulates her tiny frame. She is also fighting infection due to the high temperature her body reached. Currently, she is still unconscious and still fighting. A vigil for Megan at Sand Creek High is scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 8. (Photo above from KKTV.)

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