President-Elect - Meghan Duncan

Community Leader

Candlelighters Parent

“I joined the Board because I am firstly a Candlelighters parent. My son Felix was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in November of 2007 at twenty-two months old. A cancer diagnosis is an unimaginable blow to a family, the road can be long, unpredictable and hard. Candlelighters was the silver lining to our diagnosis. It was Candlelighters that helped us build community and support for our WHOLE family. There is nothing more valuable then feeling like you're not alone during this journey, that your family is not alone. Felix is now a healthy and happy 10 year old. I am a Candlelighters Board Member because I am passionate about giving back and ensuring other families that they do not have to go through this journey alone! As a board member and a parent I feel a unique responsibility to make sure the families are getting served and their needs met during and after a child hood cancer diagnosis. I am very glad to be giving back to that silver lining!”