Young cancer patient goes skydiving, knocks item off bucket list

Young cancer patient goes skydiving, knocks item off bucket list

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Morgan Hutcherson, 20, went skydiving in Waverly with Adventure Skydiving Tennessee on Sunday. Morgan Hutcherson, 20, went skydiving in Waverly with Adventure Skydiving Tennessee on Sunday.
Morgan was diagnosed with a brain tumor on March 31, 2013. Morgan was diagnosed with a brain tumor on March 31, 2013.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A 20-year-old Tennessee woman diagnosed with a brain tumor and given little time to live has knocked another item off her bucket list.

Morgan Hutcherson was told she had 12 to 18 months to live in March of 2013 after being diagnosed with glioblastoma.

Doctors had removed 98% of the tangerine-sized tumor, but the tiny remains have spread at an alarming rate.

"Hit ya out of left field and hit ya like a train," Morgan's father, Rick Hutcherson, said of the disease.

Opting not to have another surgery due to the incredible risks associated, Morgan created a bucket list of things she hopes to complete.

She was able to go on a hot air balloon ride recently, and a Nashville businessman stepped up to help fulfill another dream: a trip to Disney World.

And on Sunday, Morgan was able to knock yet another item off that list: skydiving.

Rick Hutcherson, Morgan’s father, told News 2 that the tumor has affected a part of her brain that deals with her ability to show emotion, but Sunday was different.

"When we landed today, she had a smile ear to ear and that's just not something, especially in the last six months, something we see very much of ," he explained.

Morgan told News 2 the experience was amazing and she hopes to do it again.

"The balloon was fun, but skydiving was incredible," she said.

Her father promised to take her once they return from their trip to Disney.

For more information on Morgan’s battle, visit her Facebook page. To donate and help Morgan's family financially, visit YouCaring.com.

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