Meaghan Cancelmo 15 years old
March 29, 2000 – November 23, 2015
Meaghan, 12, a seventh grader at Middle School. She has Juvenile Huntington’s Disease. Her father has adult Huntington’s Disease, a progressive genetic neurological disease.
Meaghan’s mother, Kinser, said she wants to increase awareness of Huntington’s Disease.
Kinser said she feels the dog, which is specially trained, will fit in well with the family’s golden retriever and with Meaghan’s sister, Alyssa.
It costs almost $10,000 to train the NEADS dog, and the students and staff at Baird Middle School are well on the way to raising the funds.
Meaghan passed away from cardiac arrest.
Meaghan is “ecstatic” about getting the dog, a Labrador retriever. She Loves Animals! Especially Dogs.. She also loves Disney and Boston and NYC! She also loves the color pink