Family closer to buying new home as girl recovers from treatment

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - School officials say they are more than halfway to their goal of $30,000 which will be spent for a family to get a new home as their daughter continues to recover from cancer treatments.

Christy Crawford at Belle Hall Elementary School says a fund to help 10-year-old Megan Burns and her family find a new home has reached more than $17,000.

Almost after five months of cancer treatment at MUSC, Megan left the hospital and walked into a new temporary home given to her family through donations.

Since the family's trailer in Mt. Pleasant isn't large or safe enough, if Megan's mother, Irene, can't find a more permanent home for Megan after their apartment lease runs out in May, the family is facing an entirely different battle.

"If there is no place for her that is sufficient for her, they have to remove her from her family and put her in a foster care facility which is horrifying," Crawford said.

To help Megan and the Burns family, donations can be made out to "Mission for Megan" at any First Federal branch in the Lowcountry.

Crawford is leading the charge at Belle Hall Elementary to collect funds for a mobile home that will suit Megan's needs as she continues to recover.

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