A Huron High School senior, who was unable to attend her much-anticipated homecoming due to a recent brain surgery, received a heartwarming surprise when the hospital staff brought the homecoming festivities to her. The hospital staff ensured that Megan Krafty had the chance to experience those cherished moments she had been looking forward to, including sharing a dance with her boyfriend Tommy on the hospital’s dance floor.
The heartwarming event came after Megan’s recent brain surgery, during which doctors successfully removed 70% of a glioma tumor the size of a golf ball. Krafty’s brain cancer was diagnosed in May after a post-seizure MRI revealed the golf ball-sized tumor. Her mother said they had to leave 30% of the tumor because it is connected to her nervous system. As a result of the surgery, Krafty has experienced some paralysis on her left side. It was when she arrived at the Cleveland Clinic for rehab depressed about missing out on homecoming that the staff decided to make a plan.
The community rallied around Megan during her recovery. The caring staff even decorated the gym with a Christmas theme in honor of Megan’s love for the holiday. Krafty was overcome with emotion when she arrived at the gym, which had been transformed into a winter wonderland.
In a touching display of unity and encouragement, the Huron Police and Fire Department, the high school’s football and volleyball teams, neighbors, friends, Megan’s entire family, and the Huron High School marching band lined the streets, cheering for her as she made her way back home.