Sad news

It is with a very heavy heart that we tell you of the passing of Megan McNeil. She died yesterday at the age of 20, having battled childhood cancer since she was 16. To learn more, please read the press release surrounding Megan McNeil’s death. Details about services and other information will be forthcoming as they become available.

In the meantime, the family asks that you share her video of The Will to Survive with those you love and that you download The Will to Survive song from iTunes. Proceeds go to support the fight against chidhood cancer, including two of Megan’s favourite causes: The James Fund and BCCCPA.

The family requests privacy at this time, but thanks everyone for their support and for sharing the gift of Megan and her song.


9 Responses to “Sad news”
  1. We are very sad to say goodbye to Megan. Megan did not choose to take on childhood cancer, but when it was thrust upon her, she fought hard for a day when no child would die from it. She embraced The James Fund as a one of the causes nearest and dearest to her heart because she believed that The James Fund was funding some of the most important childhood cancer research in the world. She was our champion, our hero, and our friend. It will take everything we have to continue her campaign without her but to not go on would be to discredit everything she worked for and believed in.

  2. Opa and Nanny says:

    As grandparents of a a beautiful grandson with neuroblastoma, we have a sad and heavy heart tonight as we learn of Megan’s passing. We often listen to Megan’s beautiful voice singing The Will To Survive. To her parents and family, our condolences. Thank you Megan for your love and concern for The James Fund and Neuroblastoma, you are a hero to us.
    You can rest peaceful now Megan. x

  3. Pamela says:

    Megan was a shining light to the world on her shortened journey. She was an angel on earth and her impact will be lasting – a gift to so many.
    God bless her family, and all of her close circle of friends who are suffering a broken heart now… and need time to heal. My her spirit, her inspiration and her gift of being help to bring you light, love and wind beneath your wings as you get through this lonely and challenging time.
    Know that Megan’s impact was far reaching and deep. Our love to all of you at this time.

  4. Scott K says:

    We are very, very sorry to hear the news because Megan is one of the great ones – selfless, brave, giving, wise and sweet to the core. She lived life to the fullest packing it into just 20 years.

    Our condolences and thoughts go out to her parents, family and large number of friends who love her.

  5. Lori Fennessy says:

    My heart goes out to Megan’s family. As the mother of a child taken by cancer I understand the pain and heartache that they have and will continue to go through. May Megan’s strength, give you strength. May her courage give you courage and may her memory live on in the hearts of everyone who’s live she touch.

    Rest in peace Megan.

  6. Lee says:

    such a beautiful caring young lady….. gone too soon….. condolences to all her family and friends….

  7. Susan says:

    Megs, we loved every minute that we spent working with you on your campaign. And except for the ending, we wouldn’t have changed a thing.

  8. Fran A says:

    Megan, so many lives, touched by your beauty…… so many hearts given hope and joy through your song….so many given courage by your strength. Amazing, beautfiul Megan. You will be missed by this world!

  9. michelle says:

    Megan, in every moment I spent with you I was reminded what it meant to live. You lived with light in your heart and it could be felt by everyone around you. I will truly miss you and think of you often. I will never forget what you’ve taught me. I am honored to have known you.

    My love and prayers go to your family.

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