Cottontown helps woman with cancer mark items off bucket list - WKRN News 2

Cottontown helps woman with cancer mark items off bucket list

Posted: Updated: May 01, 2014 04:32 PM
Morgan was diagnosed with brain cancer last March. Morgan was diagnosed with brain cancer last March.
Morgan at her 20th birthday celebration. Morgan at her 20th birthday celebration.
The now 20-year-old underwent surgery last April to remove the tangerine size tumor. The now 20-year-old underwent surgery last April to remove the tangerine size tumor.
COTTONTOWN, Tenn. - Residents of Cottontown in Sumner County are coming together to help a 20-year-old woman battling brain cancer mark things off her bucket list.

Morgan Hutcherson was diagnosed with a brain tumor on March 31, 2013.

"She called me from work one night and I was at the grocery store and she said, ‘Daddy, something's wrong,’” Morgan’s father Rick Hutcherson recalled, “And I said, ‘What do you mean?’ and she said, 'I'm seeing double.’”

Doctors were able to successfully remove 98% of the tangerine-sized tumor days later, but the tiny remains left behind have spread at an alarming rate.

Doctors then gave her 12 to 18 months to live.

"It's been a crazy, crazy year,” Morgan told News 2, adding, "I did some research on it and talked to the doctors and found out it wasn't just bad, it was the worst you can get and it's been an emotional roller coaster from that day."

Because of the incredible risks associated, Morgan and her family have opted not to have another surgery.

To help Morgan complete her "bucket list" and help the family with financial burdens, the community is rallying behind Morgan and planning a motorcycle ride Sunday.

“I'd like to go sky diving and on a hot-air balloon ride and see the Statue of Liberty and Niagara Falls and go to Disney World," Morgan told News 2.

Registration begins at Noon at White House Heritage High School located at 7744 Highway 76 East.

The ride officially kicks off from the high school at 1 p.m. and ends at De La Pax Mexican Restaurant located at 3017 Highway 31 West.

Bracelets will also be sold at the event and various locations in the community to support Morgan. To purchase yours, click here.

Donations for Morgan can be made at F&M Bank under “Morgan Hutcherson’s Medical Account."

Click here for more information on the motorcycle ride.

For more information on Morgan’s battle, visit CaringBridge.org or her Facebook page.
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