“We wanted to give young children battling cancer the preschool experiences that Morgan was deprived.”
— Rod (Morgan’s Father, Co-Founder and President of THE MORGAN CENTER)
In 2000 Morgan Zuch was a typical, happy 2-year-old girl. She went to preschool, laughed, and giggled all the time. Then, in October of that year, Morgan was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Her happy world was turned upside down.
She spent her next two and a half years in and out of the hospital receiving chemotherapy treatment. At one point in her treatment, she did not walk for 10 days. In addition, the chemotherapy gave Morgan significant short-term and long-term side effects, including physical, neurologic, and learning difficulties.
Morgan is now 22 years old and is cured of cancer. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Educational Psychology at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. In May 2020, Morgan graduated from Marist College Magna Cum Laude, with a degree in Psychology and Special Education. While an undergraduate at Marist, Morgan was a 4-year scholarship athlete with the Marist Women’s Crew team. Morgan received numerous awards and distinctions as an undergraduate student and athlete. In 2019 Morgan and her Marist teammates won the NCAA Division I MAAC Women’s Rowing Championship and competed at the 2019 NCAA National Rowing Championships.