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A Celebration of Life For a Precious Little Girl from Monmouth County who Died from Cancer

(photos courtesy of Debbie Pierce)

10 year-old Mya Lin Terry from Oakhurst was very brave in her fight against Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma T-Cell stage 3, followed by a rare form of cancer called AML. Scary names for scary forms of childhood cancer, but Mya never gave up hope. Now her family and friends want to remember this little girl’s life.

Explosive Productions, Coor’s Light and The Lanes at Sea Girt are hosting “Pirncess Mya: A Celebration of Life” to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital..

Mya was diagnosed in 2007 and underwent two years of chemotherapy and radiation, which was the protocol for this diagnosis. Then a secondary Acute Myeloid Leukemia was diagnosed in 2009. This very rare form of cancer was caused by the treatment received for her Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

In 2011 Mya relapsed with a secondary AML and required her second transplant. She went to St. Jude’s children’s Research Hospital in TN, but Mya suffered 3 organ failures (heart, lung and liver).

During all that Mya endured, she managed to accomplish so many things. She was a guest chef at Nicholas in Middletown, Ragin Cajun in Belmar, and Tommy’s Coal Fire Grill in Oakhurst and was St. Jude’s Executive Chef for an event as well.

Mya also published a book titled “The Day I Got My NG Tube” which sold an amazing 1, 387, 957 copies! Mya enjoyed life to the fullest and her motto was N.E.G.U. (Never Ever Give Up). And she never did.

But on April 10, 2013 Mya passed away…after touching the hears of everyone she met and becoming an inspiration to everyone who knew her and even to those who never met her.

The Celebration of Life will be held at The Lanes at Sea Girt on Rt. 35 this Sunday, June 9, 2013, from 3 pm – 10 pm. There will be live entertainment from one of my favorite area bands, The Jersey Sure Cats. There will also be DJ’s, face painting, air brushing, bowling, and many gift raffle baskets. A fun day for the entire family.

Donation price to get in is $25 for adults and $10 for children. All proceeds from this event will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

For more information, call 732-804-4849.


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