Friday, May 15, 2009
Little Makenzie and the zebra print ornament
I told you awhile back that the new recognized ribbon for unknown cancers was zebra print. And I said I would find a way to make a zebra print ornament.
I have been successful and here it is!
I was very focused on making this in honor of a 19 month old child named Makenzie.
She was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma which is a horrible cancer that mostly affects children. There was a nasty tumor that was wrapped around her aorta.
When they removed this tumor some of the cells "escaped" and buried themselves inside of her. They have now made many new tumors. She has had a kidney removed, her uterus, some of her bladder and part of her colon. Really tough for such a little girl.
But now they don't believe it is Neuroblastoma.The Oncologists are referring to it as a "Malignant Tumor with Neurogenic qualities. Really, really bad because they are not sure how to treat it.
Most unknown cancers are fatal. I refuse to believe this is the case for Makenzie.
I am praying for a cure. So I made this ornament to help find a cure. A cure for Makenzie.
If you would like to see this sweet child, please go to the following site:
www.caringbridge.org and then in the website put makenziebutler