Nicole Carnahan and Lindsay Gross, co-chairs for "A Night For Magical Moments" benefiting the Megan S. Ott Foundation share some highlights of the foundation's efforts over the last few years!
The 3rd Annual "A Night For Magical Moments" to benefit the Megan S. Ott Foundation to help breast cancer patients and their families is being held on Saturday, May 11 at One America Tower. WISH-TV's own Karen Hensel will emcee the event!
Megan Snyder Ott grew up in Noblesville, graduate from Noblesville High School , Indiana University and was a 4 th grade teacher at Hazel Dell Elementary in Noblesville.
On July 14,2008 Megan was diagnosed with breast cancer . Megan was 32 years old, 32 week pregnant and the mother of 30 month old Katherine. Three weeks after her diagnosis, Lauren was born and Megan began her journey of a young mother battling breast cancer.
From the beginning Megan was very positive. She underwent chemotherapy, many surgeries and radiation. Her battle was filled with more complications than progress on many occasions.
Cancer seemed to magnify all of Megan's best qualities, and tenacity was certainly one of them. She spent her last days fighting, planning and preparing, not just for herself ,but also for her family, friends, and fellow survivors.
Knowing firsthand the difficult emotional and physical anguish of fighting breast cancer, Megan envisioned an organization that would help families cope. Megan and her husband Tom founded the Megan S. Ott Foundation in March 2010, one month before Megan passed away.
Megan was 34 when she lost her battle. She left her family and this foundation as her legacy.
In the last 30 months, The Megan S. Ott Foundation working in conjunction with Community Health Network and Riverview Hospital has provided immediate personalized assistance to over 150 recipients and families fighting the day to day battle of breast cancer. Yes, Megan's legacy and dream of helping others lives on every day.
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