From Volleyball Camp to Children's Hospital

Macy is a spunky 13 year-old girl from Fairwater, Wisconsin. On April 21, 2018, everything changed for Macy and her family. That day started off as a normal day for Macy as she attended a volleyball camp. When she arrived home, her mom noticed a bump on her neck. By that night, she was transported to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for X-Rays, blood work, CT scans, a bone marrow test, and removal of a lymph node, which all lead to the final diagnosis of B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. This type cancer affects B-Cells, which is a white blood cell for fighting off infections. Since that time, Macy has had multiple rounds of chemotherapy and bone marrow biopsies. Because of her treatment, she began to lose her appetite and experienced weight loss leading to an NG tube, which is a special feeding tube that helps with administration of nutrition and medicines. This made a world of difference for Macy helping her to keep up her strength. Throughout this journey with cancer, Macy’s family has learned that life is too short to worry about the little things and to have trust in God to get through it.

The Road Ahead

Macy has a long road of treatment ahead, but she is a strong, brave warrior. Since starting treatment, Macy is often tired and run down. Despite bad days, her fun, upbeat, silly self continues to shine. In her free time Macy loves to ride golf carts, play games, surround herself with friends and play with her pets. After starting treatment, her parents knew just what she needed - her very own puppy who she named Daisy! Macy also loves to paint and work on her sewing machine. Her favorite colors are teal and blue shades, light pink, and gold. The positivity Macy and her family continue to demonstrate is an inspiration. We had so much transforming her bedroom into a special space filled with her favorite things in every corner.

Macy's Space for Healing
Macy in her New Bedroom

by Kelly O'Donnell

Executive Director

Aspernatur aut id quasi velit rem. Laudantium saepe veritatis ipsa sit.