Students of the Year Birmingham

Megan Barrett | Grin N' Barrett's Campaign Team

Welcome to Megan Barrett's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 20, 2019

Hello! My name is Megan Barrett and I am a senior at Springville High School. Four years ago, my grandfather was diagnosed with Lymphoma, but the cancer was too small to start treatments. We waited until September 2018 before we could begin treatments for his cancer and he has been doing great! Just as my grandfathers Lymphoma had grown big enough for treatments, my family and I received the news that my mom had been diagnosed with Non- Hodgkins Lymphoma. This shocking news has since turned my familiy's world upside down. However, my mom has the most positive attitude towards her situation.

Both my mom and my grandfather have been awesome through this journey. I am blessed to find this opportunity to support them and raise money in honor of them

I am honored to participate as a candidate for the 2019 Students of the Year program, a seven-week initiative in which select high school students from around the country participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I am proud to support my mom and grandfather  and am raising critical dollars in honor of a young patient hero who is currently battling or is in remission from a blood cancer. Each dollar is a vote. The candidate team that raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student of the Year. Our mission is to not only raise the most money but also to bring attention to blood cancers like leukemia, which is the most common form of cancer in children and teens.

Since the early 1960s, five-year survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled or even quadrupled. And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are helping patients with other cancers and serious diseases. In fact, drugs first approved for blood cancers are now approved to treat patients with stomach cancers, skin cancers, and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

We really are changing the face of blood cancer!

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS-funded research but will help provide critical information and support for patients, and support advocacy for laws to ensure patients can access the care and treatments they need.

Please visit our website often and bring friends who would also like to donate!

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support!

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  • Karen Nickell

    Praying for Jenny and your family!

  • Kelly Hardin

    Best of Luck to you in your endeavors. We pray for your Mom and Grandfathers healing. Love, Tommy and Kelly Hardin

  • Michelle Leop

    Praying for Jenny and your grandfather.

  • Brenda Acton

    Praying daily for your precious family. Love you all. Megan, no one could ask for a more loving, caring daughter and granddaughter. You are an incredible blessing to your family and friends. Best of luck on this well-deserved scholarship!

  • Anonymous

    Megan, You are doing a wonderful job of getting your message out. I have been praying daily for your mom and your whole family. You GO GIRL! I made my donation in memory of my mother in law that passed away on Jan. 6, 2019 and my mom who passed away on Aug. 5, 1987.

  • Ede Armstrong

    In memory of my Dad, Audi’s Fulton Armstrong 1928-2016

  • Sandy Vinson

    Megan I am so proud of you!! This donation is in honor of the fight your Mom (my daughter) and your Grandfather (aka Papa and my husband) they are in the midst of. Tough fight but we are blessed because treatment is working and they are kicking Lymphoma butt.THANK YOU for bringing awareness to those who have not been touched by Lymphoma and or Leukemia. Prayers continue for all who are touched by cancer

  • Jimmy Vinson

    Megan this donation is from your Grandfather Aka Papa whom you are honoring on this campaign Thank you so much for honoring me as well as your Mom . You are so precious to me

  • Shalita Clark

    We love the Barrett Family and are honored to walk beside and pray for them during this journey!~The Clarks

  • Mallie Steele

    I love the Barrett family so much! Sending prayers yalls way everyday. Good luck to Megan! Love you, peas.

  • Aimee and Harper Joy Martin

    Anything for my sweet Jenny and Megan!!!! ?????? Harper Joy continuously prays for you!!!

  • Kellye Young

    Matt & I are praying for your mom and your grandfather during their fight, and hope that one day there will be a cure. We make our donation in their honor and in the memory of my mother, who lost her battle with Leukemia. God bless you all!

  • Shannon Slaughter

    Go Megan!

  • Sam McWhorter

    Praying for those fighting Leukemia and Lymphoma everywhere, and their families

  • Deanna Wilson

    Prayers for your sweet mama as she continues to battle LLS. Love her faith and encouragement to those around her. Thankful for your family! Stay strong! Isaiah 53:5 2Cor 12:9-10

  • Patience Thurman

    We love you and are praying for both you!

  • Bonnie Colley

    So proud of you Megan. Keep up the good work!

  • Shannon McCray

    Good luck Megan!

  • Terry Hand

    Praying for my friends Jenny and Jimmie!

  • Anonymous

    Love my beautiful friend Jenny! Blessed to call her my friend!

  • Tenecia

    You are such a beautiful and strong young lady!! I truly admire your strength. You and your family are always in my prayers.

  • Anonymous


  • Elizabeth McGinnis

    Jenny Barrett has been a huge inspiration as she has kicked lymphoma's butt! So proud to be her friend!

  • Jenny Ryan

    You go Jenny Barrett!!!! And Megan. And Jonathan. And Ryan. 🙏🏼💯🙌🏻 We love you!!!

  • Kendall Snider

    Good luck Megan!!

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  • Laura Beth Burton

    Hugs and love!

  • Michelle Roberson - ESSE


  • Carole Cooper

    Happy to donate to a great cause. I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2009. Let's find a cure!

  • Jared Pierson



    Praying for a cure! Praying for those going through treatments. ESSE

  • Alan Drennen

    Im an old friend of your grandmother. Best wishes for a successful campaign. Alan Drennen

  • Mitch Thomason


  • Joel and Danielle Nettesheim

    ESSE - In honor of my brother, Jake Smith who was diagnosed with non-hodgkin's lymphoma

  • Sherry Turner

    I love you JENNY.

  • Chris Howell

    Continued prayers for your mother.

  • Jessica Sullens

    So proud of you, sweet girl!

  • Anonymous

    Size XL tee shirt please

  • Deborah Ryer

    Way to go, Megan!!

  • John Burgin

    Proud of you Meagan!

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