Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I met a ROCKSTAR named MaKenzie!

Have you ever met a rock star or a movie star? Were you awestruck? Did you tell all your friends about it? Did it make you smile for days?
Well, I feel the same way. Only my Rock Star isn't really a rock star. But she is a star in my eyes.
I met MaKenzie tonight (and her mother Wendy). Yes THE MAKENZIE! The little girl I stitched the zebra print ornament for. Her mom spoke at our Relay For Life team meeting. I wished I had my camera because honestly she was the prettiest little girl I have ever seen.
When folks were taking pictures of her, they would say "say cheese" and she would break out into the cutest smile!
When I introduced myself to her mom I felt like I was meeting someone I had known all my life. She said that the blog gives her inspiration. Imagine that! We are giving someone inspiration.
She talked about the ornament and the word "hope" that is on it. She talked about how important that is when you are in the midst of the war.
BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY! She said they had found a chemotherapy that seemed to be working! The tumors from her liver and lungs ARE GONE! They will do a bone scan to see if the tumors on her pelvis are gone soon.
This sweet 22 month old girl has encouraged me so much. Both with this project and with my job. If you read my other blog, you know what I am talking about. Little MaKenzie used several units of blood during her treatment. Which makes me know my "real" job is very important.
When we left the meeting, that sweet baby blew my husband James and I a kiss. I can tell you I haven't seen that big a smile on my husband's face in a long time. And I can just imagine how big my smile was!
I still have ornaments to make for MaKenzie's family. They will have the word hope on one side and MaKenzie on the back. So far, I have to make 10 of them.
Not much for a ROCKSTAR! Rock on MaKenzie!


Anonymous said...

awww how sweet. She sure is a rockstar and I'm glad to hear that the chemo seems to be working. I hope she continues to get better and leads a healthy wonderful life :D

Carissa said...

Aw, how wonderful Donna! And what great news about her tumors. I'll pray that the chemo continues to work for her.

Emily said...

That is so sweet, sound like she was realatively healthy that day, pray that it can stay that way. You do such a wonderful job with all the ornaments.

Meari said...

What a great story, Donna! And great news about the tumors. :)

Karan said...

Oh what great news - hope there's more of the same for MaKenzie & her family. :0)

Cindy F. said...

Love this post! I know you and James' hearts just about melted!!
That is such awesome news about her tumors! I pray that God will never let them return!