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: and then in the website put makenziebutler


Gabi said...

What a sad story. I really hope there will be help for that poor child.
Your ornament is gorgeous.

Carissa said...

I will keep Mackenzie in my prayers Donna. It's a wonderful thing you do.

5footrunt said...

What an awful thing to happen to a child. I hope she wins the battle against cancer. Your ornament looks lovely.

Rene la Frog said...

I hope they can help Makenzie but it sure doesn't sound good for her.

I LOVE the Zebra ornament. What a great finish.

Sandy In Montana said...

Your ornament wonderful as are you for all you are doing.
My prayers are being sent.

angelstar said...

This is a sad story. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family The ornament is gorgeous. :)

Carolyn NC said...

Beautiful ornament, but how sad.

Cindy F. said...

Pretty ornie, as are all the ornies you've received recently!

Your stories are heartbreaking. I will keep all the cancer stricken in my prayers and in my heart.

Jeanine said...

What a clever way to incorporate a zebra stripe on the ornament. I'm sure Makenzie would give it two thumbs up.

Fatema said...

Sad story.

Karan said...

Poor Mackenzie - so much for a child to endure.
The zebra ornie is so cool. So many more lovely ornies received too. :0)