Cottontown woman dies after 16-month battle with brain cancer

Morgan Hutcherson

COTTONTOWN, Tenn. (WKRN) – The young woman from Cottontown battling brain cancer since March 2013 died on Sunday.

Morgan Hutcherson, 20, passed away peacefully at her home.

According to her family, Morgan suffered several seizures throughout the night before they finally stopped around 4 a.m.

“She was in peace, she was in no pain, and like her 16-month battle, she passed on her own terms,” the family wrote.

Morgan Hutcherson
Morgan’s father kisses her forehead during a hospital stay

Morgan was diagnosed with brain cancer on March 31, 2013. Doctors were able to successfully remove 98% of the tangerine-sized tumor days later, but the tiny remains left behind spread at an alarming rate.

Doctors then gave her 12 to 18 months to live, and during that time, Morgan started and checked off several items of her bucket list.

She was able to visit Disney World, go skydiving and ride in a hot air balloon, among other activities she always dreamed to do.

“While this devastating disease has taken her from us in her physical form, it did not, and could not, touch her spirit, her soul, or the essence of what made her who she is” the family wrote.

They said their hearts are shattered and are asking for prayers from the community in their time of grief.

The Hutchersons also said they have no words to express their gratitude for all that everyone has done for them.

The public is invited to attend a visitation for Morgan at the Phillips Robinson Funeral Home located at 2707 Gallatin Road. The times are as follows: Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday: from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m.; and Thursday from 12 until 2 p.m.

Morgan’s burial will follow Thursday’s visitation at the Spring Hill Cemetery.

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