Mckenzie Huisman

$10,735 of $10k goal

Raised by 91 people in 8 months
Steven Spi
on behalf of David Huisman
 SPOKANE, WA
On January 4, 2016, McKenzie Huisman, 15 year old daughter of Washington State Patrol employee David Huisman, was diagnosed with Adrenocortical Carcinoma.   Adrenocortical Carcinoma is a rare disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the outer layer of the adrenal gland.  Her illness was continually evaluated; her doctor’s conversation eventually changed from curing her cancer to prolonging her life.  McKenzie had multiple treatments of Chemotherapy that had no effect.  McKenzie endured an experimental treatment regimen at Seattle Children’s Hospital.  McKenzie’s most recent MRI and PET scan has shown that the cancer spread from her kidney to other vital organs.  Sadly, McKenzie was notified her life expectancy is approximately six to nine months. 

True to her character, McKenzie inquired about donating her organs to others in need.  Unfortunately, this is not possible due to the cancer.  Instead, McKenzie will be donating her body to science.  Her donation will hopefully provide insight to the medical field in hopes that a cure can be discovered.

McKenzie is the oldest of four children.  She is a nature enthusiast and a fan of the U.S. National Parks.  McKenzie’s dream was to experience all of the U.S. National Parks.  The goal of this fund is to fulfil her dream and provide McKenzie the opportunity to see Yosemite National Park and the Redwood Forest. 

Any funds raised above the amount necessary to facilitate this trip will go toward the costs of McKenzie’s treatment and future needs.
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Posted by Steven Spiros
1 month ago
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We wanted to thank everyone for all your support during this excruciating time. McKenzie passed December 1st. You helped her and the huismans fulfil wishes and priceless moments. Your support sent McKenzie and family via an RV to Glacier National Park, Bryce Canyon Np, Zion NP, a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon, also Death Valley, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Yosemite NP, Golden Gate, and Muir Woods National Monument, Redwoods NP, Crater Lake NP, as well as North Cascades NP, and Mt. Rainer NP. With help from the Make a Wish Foundation they were also able to travel to Hawaii to Volcano NP. These memories are priceless and we cannot thank you enough for all of your support. We will leave the cite open for awhile. donations for a marker and additional expenses would be greatly welcomed. Again, we all thank you for your support.
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AJ Craft
8 months ago
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Way to go WSPTA! Thank you!!

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Richard Stuckmeyer
8 months ago
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Mr. Spiros, in addition to this have you considered Backstopers?

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$10,735 of $10k goal

Raised by 91 people in 8 months
Created June 23, 2016
Steven Spi  
on behalf of David Huisman
$100
Anonymous
2 months ago
$100
Anonymous
4 months ago
DD
$350
Devyn and Joy Derrick
5 months ago
1
1
ER
$30
Estelle Rhodes
6 months ago
W3
$300
WPEA UFCW Local 365
6 months ago
P1
$250
PTE Local 17
6 months ago
PC
$250
PTE Local 17 WSP CVO/CVEO Chapter
6 months ago
DD
$200
Devyn & Joy Derrick
7 months ago
SL
$300
Scott Lasher
7 months ago

This is what we gathered from Detachment-3 and Jeff Thoet.

$25
Tim Coley
7 months ago
AJ Craft
8 months ago
2
2

Way to go WSPTA! Thank you!!

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Richard Stuckmeyer
8 months ago
1
1

Mr. Spiros, in addition to this have you considered Backstopers?

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