Mackenzie Bennett, Princess Warrior
$104,172 of $150,000 goal
Dear friends- The total shown here is not what the Bennetts have to pay for this new Mexico treatment. This account has been active for over a year. They have used the money to care for Mackenzie the past 13 months. Treatments and travel for treatment, cost thousands of dollars every month. There is not much left. The posted amount is what has already been donated, not what they have NOW. PLEASE donate. PLEASE help this child! Thank you SO MUCH!
Mackenzie's brain cancer is now over one year since diagnosis.
A recent MRI shows progression of the tumor, although it's still within the brain stem.
Today Mackenzie, along with Lindsay, Matt and Krissy, are heading to Mexico for a treatment that is not available here in the states (for her).
It's at a major hospital and is very expensive. Insurance will not cover it.
Over the past year, her treatments and medications have cost almost as much as what has been raised. While there is enough for one treatment in Mexico, she will need several treatments. They also have to pay for airfare, food and lodging.
If you donated once and would like to donate again, this would be the time to do it, they need every dollar
they can get.
They appreciate everything everyone has done for them this past year. The donations, fundraisers. the meals. The support has been wonderful. Thank you all so much.
Thanks to everyone who donated, you helped this family more than you will ever know.
Mackenzie and her family and friends have now been fighting for one year. It's been a very difficult year.
While the tumor remains stable, she is recovering from an injury caused by surgery to infuse medicine into the tumor to destroy it.
At this point she cannot walk. Her speech and small motor skills have been affected as well. She is a trooper, but it's been so hard on her and her family.
I am asking everyone who donated to her go fund me account once, to please, if at all possible, donate again.
Her care costs thousands of dollars each month and Lindsay cannot work. Mackenzie needs round the clock care.
Matt is working full time and also helps take care of household chores and Mackenzie when he is home. This has not been an easy road for the family.
Thank you to all who are keeping up with Mackenzie on Facebook. Go Grey for Mackenzie.
With everyone's help, working together, we can make it a bit easier on the Bennetts during this very difficult time.
Hi Lindsay, My daughter Amanda faced the same thing as your daughter - an inoperable brain tumor. Through our journey, we discovered a few great sources of information. First, please giogle searchThe Truth About Cancer: Global Quest with Ty Bollinger. In the many years of dealing with this disease, this series captured in one place the research I had discovered in many places over the years and presented it in a very understandable and logical and most importantly ACTIONABLE manner. I also took my daughter to the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment, see blockmd.com. With Dr Block's protocol, my daughter, who was told she was terminal with her 3rd recurrence of tumors, had an MRI 4 months after starting the Block regimen and was told she was no longer going to die, that some of her tumors had disappeared while the remaining ones had all shrunk. What's nice about Block's protocol is that it boosts the body's immune system and I believe even a child of 5 can follow it. As you know, young children are harder to treat because their young bodies are still growing. Chemo and radiation kill; Block treatment doesn't. Please look into it. I would also recommend looking into and using frankincense and paw paw. Frankincense was like gold in the time of baby Jesus because of its amazing healing qualities. Frankincense is an anti inflammatory and as you know, cancer is inflammation. Pawpaw comes from the papaya and can fight cancer as well. The best thing about these two supplements is that they can easily cross the blood brain barrier; I'm sure you've been educated on the blood brain barrier and the difficulty treating central nervous system cancers; chemo drugs have a hard time passing through. Not so with frankincense and paw paw. I have to tell you now that inasmuch as we had success in treating Amanda at times, we lost her just 3 months ago. The complications she had from chemo and radiation landed her in the hospital for 6 1/2 weeks, during which time it was very difficult to keep up the regimen we had been on and had experienced such great success with. Manda had a total of 51 days of radiation and 24 months of chemo over her 4 1/2 year battle with her brain cancer (pineoblastoma, to be specific). You can imagine the miracle we had by the mere fact of her surviving all this! She was and still is a miracle and I have a feeling she is already watching over your little Mackenzie. Pleas feel free to contact me through Facebook; there is more I can talk to you about, if you wish it. My name is Randi Streb. I am in Rochester too. I wish you and Mackenzie great success! There ARE things you can do and the more you do, the more control you feel you have. My biggest frustration was the feeling of no control. We did so much and fought so hard and won many times and it was so, so worthwhile. God bless and fight, no matter what. And watch for the little miracles around you - they will happen and you will see them.
I have two daughters and my heart breaks hearing your story. I would like to donate 100% of my commission of my charm necklace jewelry to Mackenzie's family. The charms are perfect reminders of what Mackenzie needs to fight this. On each charm: brave, love, faith, believe, peace, dream. Hopefully this will allow me to donate more than I would have the ability to donate on my own. If you shop through this link only, I will send all the proceeds to the Paypal group. This link will last for 13 days. I will send one to Mackenzie and her mother as well. Click here to support Mackenzie's family. http://www.chloeandisabel.com/boutiq…/nicolevictorino/3e7397
Please contact Dr Marc Souwedane at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in NYC. His groundbreaking work has given hope to so many families, and gave us precious time with our grandson John that we never would have had. He HAS had success.... please check into his clinical trial. https://www.facebook.com/JohnsJourney100/?fref=nf
Dear Matt and Lindsay, please know that we love you all very much and are so sorry you are going through this right now. Mackenzie is as dear to us as if she was our own Granddaughter. We are here, for whatever you need, any time, day or night. Love, Sue and Bob
You are all in our thoughts and Prayers .
Why is she being treated in Mexico? Can America not do these treatments, or provide medical care? Your answer will determine my donation. Thank you.
You are all in our thoughts and Prayers .
My deepest, most heartfelt condolences for the loss of beautiful, warm hearted, funny and sweet Mackenzie. I have cried many tears for her, and for her wonderful family. I will never forget your amazing daughter...
I am so sorry to hear she passed away, many prayers being said for her family
This is for the bills
My heart goes out to you. I know the struggles we endure to survive and it's heartbreaking. I have stage 4 glioblastoma brain cancer and it's a struggle for me. I'm finding it hard to find the words I need to convey my feelings. I wish you and yours the best.
she looks like she will do great things
please people i am begging you to help my grandfather
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Praying for you MacKenzie that health will be yours. Prayers for your mommy and family. ♡♡♡♡
Sending you prayers and positive thoughts, the story of this disease needs to change.. For the sake of these beautiful kids and their families!! You have a beautiful family, may God bless you and your family!!
I am so sorry to hear about what you and your family is going through. My cousin Emily and her son know you, and we live in Spencerport as well. If you ever need help or just need time to breathe I can watch your children for you.
I have been praying for her since I found out she's such adorable little girl godbless her she will be in my prayers.