Documentary in the works about CNY woman battling 'invisible illnesses'

CAMILLUS, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Dealing with one serious illness can be tiring and stressful, but what about battling 15? That’s the reality for a Central New York woman who is the subject of a new documentary titled “Complicated.”

Her name is Morgan McCastor and she is 24 years old. For Morgan, starting her day means a breakfast of more than 15 medications and challenges that come from the diagnosis of over a dozen diseases.

"It's almost like having a house that was build with shotty materials. So, it can stand but it may lean, it may collapse in some areas,” says Morgan’s mom, Laurie.

For most of Morgan’s childhood, she was an active athlete, but when she turned 14, things took a turn for the worst.

Since then, it’s been ten years of convincing doctors that what she feels is real.

"Doctors don't always believe you when you come in and tell them you're extremely ill and can't function. Sometimes they don't believe you. I even had trouble getting diagnosed with my diabetes,” Morgan explains.

Now, she is spreading her message around the world, with the help of a documentary crew that’s shining a light on her struggles. 

Morgan says, "I think it's going to reach a lot more people than I could ever reach, so I think that's why I also want to do it, because this is going to be the best way for me to get my story out and help people.”

The film crew goal has the same goal as Morgan. Andy Abrahams Wilson from Open Eye Pictures explains his mission, “Stop the suffering and stop the needless deaths. It’s not just suffering, it is that children are dying needlessly."

The family continues to fight for their daughter, no matter how long it takes.

Morgan entered Hospice Care this month. Her mom says it was a tough choice to make, but after the ten year struggle, it was the best decision.

You can follow Morgan’s medical journey at www.facebook.com/MorgansMedicalJournal


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