McKenya Egge

$2,985 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 55 people in 23 months
My name is Meghan Rettke and I am a sixth grade teacher. I have had the opportunity to teach some amazing children but there is one that will always stick out as long as I live. McKenya was a student in my class my first year of teaching. In March of 2015 McKenya was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma and during the next 9 months she under went chemo and 6 weeks of radiation. During this time she lost so much...her hair, her independence, friends, school, the ability to be a teenager, and the ability to walk. Although she was living  from day to day she still found it in her to smile and continue to fight. She truly was my inspiration. December 2015 came and she was finally cancer free. WOO HOO!!!!!

In January McKenya got to go back to school and mom got to go back to work. Life was just starting to turn back to normal. McKenya was hanging with friends and starting to walk better and better everyday. 

That didnt last long enough. In April 2016 McKenya was diagnosed with (ALL) leukemia. Since she has been undergoing chemotherapy once again and fighting harder than ever. Now she needs to undergo a bone marrow transplant. Prior to that she has to undergo a very very hard chemo to get her ready for transplant. On July 14th McKenya's amazing younger sister will be put under and donate her marrow to her big sister. After McKenya receives the new marrow she will have to stay in the hospital for at least a couple months.

During this time her mom and dad will be by her side as well as her younger brother and sister. I know this family doesn't ask for help easily so I figured I'd take it into my own hands. (Sorry Britt) so I ask you from the very bottom of my heart, if you have 5 dollars to spare or 500...please consider giving to this amazing child. If you are unable to give I ask you to please close your eyes and say a prayer for her and her family. I wish all of you had the opportunity to know such an amazing, smart, attitude filled, beautiful child!!!

There has been an account set up for McKenya and if anyone would like to contribute directly please contact Drew Stark at the Wells Fargo in Hutchinson, MN. All donations will go toward medical bills, fuel to drive back and forth, food, and any other expense they have had or will have in the coming months and years.
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As I am sure many of you have heard McKenya has yet again hit another bump in the road. This poor girl has had to go through so much these last 3 years and no on deserves a break more than her. Once again I am going to try to raise money so that McKenya and her family can enjoy some time together, help pay for bills and expenses that come with every day life, and to help with expenses that will come with traveling to Philadelphia . With mom being by her side day and night money gets tight. Please if you have even 5 dollars to give it ALL helps. For the complete update on McKenya please check out her caringbridge site.
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Hello Everyone! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I can't help but smile about what I personally have to be thankful for. One of the things I am most thankful for is a happy and cancer free McKenya! As of now she has 100% of her sisters cells and she is cancer free. McKenya's hair is growing back and she is getting stronger and stronger everyday. With that being said the family still has a VERY long road ahead of them with many more visits to the doctor. Most recently she was put into a "boot" for a problem with her heal. McKenya can never catch a break when it comes to complications. I thought I would update today since it is the season to be thankful and see if we could raise some money to continue to help this amazing family. Every little bit helps! Happy Thanksgiving to you all and safe travels!
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$2,985 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 55 people in 23 months
Created July 7, 2016
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Mitch Hegna
8 months ago

Mckenya you show cancer who's boss. For we are all rooting for you.

9 months ago
Luke Battes
10 months ago

Keep fighting McKenya, we love you and are praying for you dear

Logan Dahlk
10 months ago

MCKENYA!!!! Keep kicking cancers butt! I'll see you soon!

Brittany Dahlk
10 months ago

Stay Tough.

Jayne Ruschmeyer
10 months ago

thoughts and prayers for your family

Alia Terrones
10 months ago


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