Cancer Claimed the Life of Young Singer Megan McNeil
Megan McNeil, 20-year-old singer died after ordeal of four years battling with Adrenalcortical Carcinoma, a type of adrenal cancer.
Meagan, a Canadian teenager from Vancouver, wrote āThe Will to Surviveā as a tribute to cancer patients, which became a major hit after getting introduced with Garth Richardson who was immediately captivated by the song, coming on board to produce.
Megan took her last breathe at her home on January 28, 2011 surrounded by her parents Suzanne and Dave McNeil and some friends.
Since the time she was diagnosed with cancer, she made sure that she spends quality time with those fighting cancer.
Megan's story is selected as one of the best of 2010 by Canada AM and CBC's Connect with Mark Kelley selected it as the most inspirational story of the year. The story has been credited with generating awareness among millions of people throughout Canada and the US about childhood cancer thanks to Megan's song and media campaigns.
The grieving parents of Megan said that they are proud of their daughter, who despite being herself in misery, thought to help others and bring back the lost smiles through her songs.
Even in last few hours of her life, Megan wished the continuation of her cancer awareness programme, as she felt that many children across the nation are living the life of misery because of childhood cancer.