Beat the Bear!


About a year before Morgan was diagnosed with NPC, she was diagnosed with Ataxia, a symptom of NPC.  She started talking about, and having dreams about, wanting to beat a bear. So if it was a black bear she would beat it with ketchup and if it were a polar bear she would beat it with tarter sauce.  LOL … We all laughed it off thinking that it was crazy for her to want to fight a bear.  But it wasn’t until a year later after being diagnosed with ataxia, that she wrote beautiful monologue in her theater class about beating that bear.  Which truly showed her frustrations about the disease that she’s fighting.   

So that's the story of how "Beat the Bear" became Morgan's theme.............. and her fight for independence and self-worth.