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Help us give Mégane the experience of a lifetime at the 2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open!

Help us give Mégane the experience of a lifetime at the 2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open!

Mégane, 12 years old, a patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada, from Mansfield-et-Pontefract, Quebec, Canada, will have the experience of a lifetime in October when she represents the hospital at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, an official PGA TOUR event in Las Vegas this October.

Mégane was chosen as one of 22 patient ambassadors throughout the country to represent the health care system at the tournament, where she will serve as a standard bearer throughout the weekend, carrying the scores of professional golfers as they compete in the tournament. It is a rare “inside the ropes” opportunity at a PGA TOUR event, as well as the chance to share how Shriners Hospitals have helped transform her life.

About Mégane

Mégane is 12 years old and has been a patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada for 6 years already. Mégane was born with hydrocephaly. She had her first surgery when she was only 2 days old, and many more followed.

When she turned 2, Mégane was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Later on, when 6 years old, she was referred to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada, where she had surgery for a selective radicellectomy. This surgery helped reduce the spasticity in her legs and gave Mégane an improved quality of life.

She then endured six weeks of intense rehabilitation. Every day she spent long hours in physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Her efforts were rewarded when she went to the playroom after and had lots of fun!

Mégane lives with her parents and her four brothers in Mansfield-et-Pontefract, a small municipality located in the province of Québec, Canada. She loves horseback riding and has won many ribbons in equestrian competitions. Other favorite hobbies include swimming, skiing, drawing and reading.

Help us give Mégane the experience of a lifetime at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open this October in Las Vegas, Nevada!

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As part of her participation in the tournament, Mégane’s story and photo will appear in the tournament program. Her information will be shared with the Golf Channel, which will televise the tournament, and be used during the broadcast. The broadcast reaches over 700 million homes across 240 countries worldwide.