Welcome to my The Blast 2024 page!
Blast walk round 3!! Here Team Mighty Makenzie comes!
Makenzie was diagnosed with a rare cancer called Langerhans cell Histiocytosis in April of 2021. Since receiving her diagnosis she has come such a long way in the last 2 years! She has gone through chemo, 11 surgeries, a few neck braces, wearing a HALO for 7 months, wound care, physical therapy, countless appointments and days spent at the hospital... but has had clean scans for the last year and a half!!
So much is unknown about her type of cancer and it is so rare that there is little funding for research.. There is no cure.. She currently takes a daily chemo pill in order to keep the LCH at bay until science catches up and figures out a better solution.
The Blast walk is amazing because it raises money for children at Cook Childrens like Makenzie and funds research, clinical trials, family support and gets us one step closer to finding a cure!
The last two years Makenzie has raised over $25,000 for Cook Childrens at the Blast walk. We are so thankful for our Village and Can not wait to see you all out there again April 6th 2024.
We almost had 100 team members last year! Can we reach that 100 mark this year?
Thank you all for everything. We love and appreciate each and every one of you!
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