NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Nashville area businessman has made a generous donation to help a young woman battling cancer check things off her “bucket list.”
Morgan Hutcherson, 20, of Sumner County was diagnosed with a tangerine-sized brain tumor last year.
Surgery worked at first, but the remains left behind began to quickly spread.
Doctors have given the young woman months to live.
During that time, Morgan wants to mark some things off her bucket list. It includes sky diving, seeing the Statue of Liberty, Niagara Falls, Yellowstone National Park and going to Disney World.
Morgan was recently able to go on a hot-air balloon ride which was also on the list.
After seeing Morgan’s story on News 2, David Linzy, an owner of LPS Integration, knew he wanted to do something to help the young woman and her family.
“When I saw how young she was, it was devastating,” Linzy said.
While he has never met Morgan, her story was very personal to Linzy. A few years ago his sister passed away from brain cancer.
“With my sister we were able to get her out on a cruise with her daughter before she went. We saw what a difference that made,” said Linzy.
Linzy and his company are paying for Morgan and her family to travel to Disney World next week. He’s covering expenses for airfare, a rental car, passes to the park and a rental home large enough for Morgan’s family.
“I know what it meant for us to have something to hold onto. We wanted them to share this time together as a family and create memories,” explained Linzy.