Meredith recovery from a surgery
On December 15, 2015, Meredith hit her head on the kitchen granite counter top. What started out as a likely concussion quickly escalated to much more than anyone could have anticipated. Her medical journey commenced with her pediatrician, to the Pediatric Neurology and Hematology team at Tufts Children's Hospital, with later care at Boston Children's Hospital.
It wasn't until early April 2016 when her growing medical team found a blood clot in her brain, requiring hospitalization and missing the remainder of her fifth grade and a need for a "new normal".
Meredith at Boston Children's Hospital - Waltham, MA for a visit with the Pain Management Team. Ironically, it is located on "Hope" Avenue.
Presently, Meredith's recovery has been slow and sometimes stymied by complications from the original injury. She currently attends North Reading High School, living a "normal" life, but some things will always remain off limits and her life has been forever altered with one hit of the head.
Meredith at Tufts Children's Hospital - Boston, MA on one of her many "Fill the Box" drop offs throughout the year
After meeting with many doctors at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center and The Brain Injury Center at Boston Children's Hospital, Meredith was encouraged to get involved with something that would help replace what she had lost in terms of her participation in activities she once loved and to help with the associated psychological impact. After one physicians had learned of Meredith's 2016 philanthropy efforts, she was encouraged to move forward with the Mighty Meredith Project. Therefore, the Mighty Meredith Project was officially launched and certified as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2017.