She was forced to permanently wear a specially-made body shell to correct her posture and keep her neck upright.
Every time she grew medics were forced to open up her back again to stretch the titanium rods screwed into her to keep her spine straight.
But after a lifetime spent in her shell she has finally broken free after racing to recovery - and has even taken up go-karting.
Nowadays Meg, who wants to be a singer, can be spotted zooming around her local track - a far cry from the pace suggested by her old nickname.
Megan, who lives in Colchester with full-time mum Tina, 39, and specialist car mechanic dad Robert, 43, said being without the cast had totally changed her life.
She said: 'There is so much that I want to do now, but I have to take things steady because it&…