"We pray every night for the families that know more than they should about the harsh reality of pediatric cancer."
- Jennifer, Mackenzie's mom
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30 Days/30 Stories
September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. At PCFLV, we are committed to spreading the GOLD all year long. However, in September, we truly make it our mission. 30 Days, 30 Stories celebrates the children we know and love and the brave battles they fight and have fought, with their families by their sides. In celebrating these beautiful children and their stories, we hope to inspire you to join us in our mission to SPREAD THE GOLD in September and all year long!

September 8th
Two years ago, we didn't know that there was an entire month dedicated to Pediatric Cancer Awareness; nor did we know the amount of strength one can have when life throws pediatric cancer into the heart of your family. Now two years later, we are celebrating the month of September and nearing the end of a long journey our little girl has gone through. Meet Mackenzie. At four years old, she has endured more than most adults. In July of 2015, at the age of two, Mackenzie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblast Leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. She has undergone bone marrow biopsies, roughly 18 spinal taps, countless rounds of chemotherapy, nightly chemo pills, and steroids resulting in muscle weakness and weekly stays in the hospital, to name a few things. With only a month and a half left of treatment, we feel truly blessed that our brave little girl has come this far, and we pray every night for the families that know more than they should about the harsh reality of pediatric cancer. Mackenzie has relied on her father and me for guidance, direction, hugs and kisses. But her strength, courage, and bravery are what we have relied on to get us through the past two years. Mackenzie's thick curly hair, which now covers the once smooth surface of her bald head, is a sure sign that leukemia messed with the wrong chick!

-written by Mackenzie's mom, Jennifer

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