Sep 25, 2020 Latest post:
16 hours ago
Morgan is 15 yrs. old and a Sophomore at North Hunterdon High School. Morgan and her family reside in Franklin Township, Hunterdon County. Morgan enjoys acting, singing, field hockey, gourmet cooking and baking, and is always doing community service for others. She is kind, generous, compassionate and a loyal friend. On September 9, 2020, Morgan was experiencing pain consistent with wisdom teeth coming in. On September 19, 2020, Morgan saw her family dentist who confirmed that her wisdom teeth were coming in. The dentist prescribed painkillers and heavy antibiotics and she was recommended to an oral surgeon. Within 3 days of taking the antibiotics and painkillers, Morgan spiked a very high fever of 102.4. Her mother, Barbara took her to St. Peter’s Hospital in New Brunswick, where they administered a fever reducer and did complete bloodwork. They found that she was dangerously anemic. On September 20, 2020, Morgan and her family were given the devastating news that she had a form of Leukemia. Her parents immediately had her transferred to the Children’s Specialized Hospital Cancer Ward at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, also in New Brunswick. On Monday, September 21, 2020, Morgan was diagnosed with the adult form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. This form of Leukemia is not common in children. As of Thursday, September 24, 2020, Morgan has received her second Chemotherapy treatment and thus far, is handling it well. Due to the depletion of platelets and weakening immune system, Morgan will remain on an isolation floor consisting of 10 patient rooms. She will remain there for one year. Her parents are the only ones allowed to visit with her, and her mom, Barbara stays at the hospital with her each night. Morgan has 5 siblings that have to visit her by way of standing outside her hospital room window, where she can look down and see them. Morgan is a strong young lady and she has a fighting spirit. She knows this journey will be long and difficult, but she is determined to beat this disease. More than anything, Morgan needs lots of prayers and support. She needs prayer warriors and an army to stand with her and help her fight Leukemia! She needs encouragement from family, friends, neighbors, classmates, teachers, coaches, and anyone who feels compelled to offer her support. Each and every day, when she opens her eyes, we want her to be surrounded with love in the form of letters, cards, and pictures. You can address her mail as follows: Morgan Hewitt Children’s Hospital 180 Somerset Street New Brunswick, NJ. 08901
She is allowed to have food from outside of the hospital delivered at this time. She has found Uber Eats to be a great delivery service. Gift cards for food would be greatly appreciated for Morgan and her parents. If you would like to send her gifts, gift cards for Amazon, Target and Walmart are welcomed and appreciated. We will update you with more gift ideas as needed. He parents travel to and from the hospital each day. Her siblings visit outside her window often. Gift cards for gas would help them immensely!
She can have the following items in her isolation unit: Pictures Blankets Stuffed animals Games Art supplies Gift cards : so she can purchase what she needs. This will make it easier for Morgan to make the hospital room more like home
The following items are NOT allowed in her isolation unit: Flowers Plants Fruits Nuts Balloons (latex
These lists may change and we will post updates often.
Morgan will be able to view and read all of the messages that you send her. Keep the prayers, well wishes and encouragement coming! Please share this with your friends, neighbors and family because together..... #WeFightForMorgan