A girl’s wish comes true

Cheryl LeBlanc Babin
Trevor Vampran presents Megyn Gauthier a glass slipper on a pillow, and a single red rose during her Cinderella Tea Party for her fifth birthday.

Megyn Gauthier, daughter of Charles and Sheena Gauthier of Prairieville, told her mom that she wanted a Cinderella Tea Party for her fifth birthday. She also requested that she did not want any presents from her friends, she wanted her friends to give money to St. Jude Children’s Hospital because of a special friend. The preschooler at Parkview Baptist had come to know Trevor Vampran.

As a student at St. Amant High School, Vampran was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia March 4, 2008 and spent 19 months in Memphis at St. Jude. He was able to keep in touch with family and friends while in Memphis through telephone, text messaging and his Web site, located at www.caringbridge.org/visit/trevorvampran.

Trevor underwent rounds of chemotherapy and spent several months at St. Jude. Along with chemotherapy, he had a successful bone marrow transplant June 13, 2008. During the chemotherapy and transplant he made many fans young and old.

One special friend was Megyn, the little girl who followed him for months. She asked her mom to read to her about Trevor on his site. Megyn would listen to how he was doing then say a prayer for him.

So for her Cinderella Tea Party she wished for Trevor to come to her party and be her Prince Charming. Trevor and Megyn never met until Sunday, Nov. 15. Her Prince Charming arrived with a glass slipper on a pillow, and a single red rose. She hugged his leg immediately. He knelt down on one knee, gave her the rose, and asked her to be his princess. All of the moms had tears in their eyes.

The birthday party brought in $430 for St. Jude.