Any parent can tell you that there’s nothing quite like seeing their child smile. It takes a while for babies to break into their first genuine grin, though. In some cases, it can be three months before they react to familiar faces and noises with a smile.
And a child’s smile is precious, no matter if it’s comes with missing teeth or braces. But Megan Evans’ parents saw something so strange in her happy face that they took her to the hospital, where she was rushed into surgery.
Before that day, Evans was an outgoing seven-year-old daughter to parents Jason, 34, and Charlene, 27. She loved the dramatic arts, cheerleading and gymnastics. Evans had a spunky side, too. Indeed, her mom described her as a “wee diva” in a 2015 Facebook post.