Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Continuing news stories about Maria - July 5, 2006

Channel 3 News (WKYC) in Cleveland is running a series of pieces on Maria. The original concept was to run a single news story about her but since there was so much interest following the initial piece, they've decided to run additional ones. Here is the schedule:
  • July 5, 2006 - 11 PM original story (video is here)
  • July 6, 2006 - 7PM first follow-on story (video is here)
  • July 6, 2006 - 11PM second follow-on story (video coming soon)
If you have not seen these videos please click on the links above.


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful peice they did. Maria is so precious, and your whole family is so strong. i wish you the best of luck in the months to come.

Gina Mullin said...

With tears in my eyes and the family gathered around we just watched the Channel 3 news story of Maria!! What a brave girl!! Even in the Hospital she was all smiles!! It was great to see Mom running around playing with Maria and her brothers too! We feel like we know you all so well!
Still praying for that miracle!
The Mullin Family

Betsy Kaiser said...

That was a very nice segment devoted to Maria. I hope it brings more awareness to find a cure for DIPG, but most importantly, I hope it sends forth a flood of prayers for Maria.

It was great seeing the whole family on TV and seeing the smiles. I really miss you guys. I recorded it on TIVO and DVR per requests of friends, but also because Rachael really wanted to see Maria. She prayed for Maria at bedtime and then said she couldn't wait to wake up in the morning to see Maria on TV... "Is she a TV star now?"

Maria is a beautiful shining star!

love, Betsy

Deb Boross said...

Ed and Megan,

Maria is a beautiful and courageous girl. I live very close and my daughter also has a BT (anaplastic ependymoma). Her doctor wants to start her on Tarceva asap and I was very encouraged by your story. If you are comfortable you could contact me at I would love to chat. I will pray for your family and especially for Maria. This is such a hard journey.

Cindy Becker said...

Ed and Megan- I saw the quick clip on Channel 3, and then the whole story on the website. Too too many of us have some form of this disease. Know that Maria is certainly in my prayers. She looks so beautiful and happy in those pictures. I remember that attitude was everything!

Anonymous said...

Please know that you are in my prayers-and the power of prayer is miraculous. BELIEVE

Anonymous said...

maria is an inspiration to us all. it is so wonderful to see her story on the most popular lists. everyone is behind her, supporting her, praying for her, and waiting for her complete recovery 100%. God Bless You.

Elizabeth Phalen said...

Eddy and Megan - As my sister Jean said our generation had a miracle in my brother Jim. It's Maria's turn and we all believe she will have her miracle! Your family's struggle is in my heart and we pray daily for you. At my work place there are many different religions and everyone is offering daily prayers for Maria, she has touched more than just Catholics, she has touched the hearts of everyone, of every faith. God Bless.
Betsy and Mary-Cait

Sandy Barrow said...

I received an e-mail this morning with your web-site on it. I live in Rocky River and my son was dx. with a medulloblastoma almost 6 years ago. I am in awe of your strength and for allowing others to follow your journey.

You ended up where you needed to be--St. Jude's and Dr. Gajjar.

Megan, you are right--there are just times that you have to hand things over to God--again, the hardest thing in the world to do, but I found a great sense of comfort when I was finally able to accomplish it.

You always have hope--Always HOPE...Go, Maria, go!!!!

Your family has been added to my prayers,

Sandy Barrow (m/o Sam 9, dx/ 9/00 w/medulloblastoma, and Max 12)

Anonymous said...

I have been watching WKYC about Maria and can't help but feel sad, hopeful, inspired, amazed at your family--your strength as a family and your faith is absolutely inspirational. Little Maria has so much strength for being such a little girl! Thank you so much for sharing so much of your lives with us!

Anonymous said...

Don`t worry.
If God let you went to all this suffering, is because he had a wonderful reward for you ...and healing with joy will come into your life soon and forever .
God loves you, so do I.
yadira jensen

Tammy said...

Hi! I saw your story and it really hit home! When I was 8 months pregnant with my daughter, my 5 year old son was diagnosed with A.L.L. Leukemia! Things have been pretty hard for everyone, but he is doing well! He is in remission, and he gets done with his treatments January 2007! I saw Maria, and you could tell she is such a brave little girl! I am so glad to hear she is doing better! I wish you all the best, and remember you're not alone! Tammy

Anonymous said...

Know you are always in my prayers and thoughts and I love all of you

Cammys Great grandma Ruth said...

We were so sad when we heard about Maria. We have Maria and your family in our prayers. Trust in the Lord for all your needs, and he will help you and Maria through this difficult time. Cammy loves her playmate and hopes nothing happens to her.

Grandma said...

It is so good to see Maria laugh again and be more her own true self. How blessed we are. I am parying for a complete cure and thanking Mother Mary and Mother Teresa for their intercession.
Much love

Anonymous said...

Hi Maria -
I have a brain tumor too!! It's been a really long time. I had surgery and lots of chemo. We go to the same school. Mrs. Ritzler was one of my teachers too! I am almost 10 now - it's been 9 years.
I'm a miracle and know you will be
I am praying for you and your family.
Sam Auble

Anonymous said...

The power of prayer is strong, and we as Christians can do this! A friend of mine always says, if you have FAITH, then we have no worries.

Anonymous said...

Ed and Megan,
I think about all of you very often. You are in our prayers and hearts...
Jean (Adams) Zaber and family