Help with McKenzie's Race

On May 9 2014 I McKenzie was born and within 24 hours it was discovered that I had a rare heart defect and was going into congenital heart failure. On May 13 my mom and I was flown over 3 hours away from our home so that I could go to one of the best pediatric cardiac intensive care units (pcicu) in the country. On May 15 I had to have my first surgery to fix my heart problem, my surgery lasted for over 12 hours and I had only a 50 to 60% chance of survival. After 4 days they discovered that I needed another surgery, and the second one end up taking over 7 hours. But I came out with my heart fixed. But that's when all the complications started which I am still fighting with until this day. I have had to have two more surgeries and countless procedures due to complications. I am now receiving dialysis and I am still on the breathing machine. I am also still in the pcicu waiting to become healthy enough to go to the next step down unit.My mom and Dad had to drop everything to be by my side which included taking care of my 3 big brothers and two big sisters and working for my Daddy. So even though our lives have been put on hold sadly enough our bills haven't. But as great parents my Mom and Dad put me first and I just want to help lighten the load for us so that can be one less thing they have to worry about. They believe that we will be away from home and our family for the remainder of the summer and I want to make sure that they don't have to worry making sure everything stays stable while they are with me running the hardest race I will ever have to run. All of this was unexpected they had no idea about my heart condition so there was no way for them to plan for it. Even with all they are going through they are still the best mommy and daddy we can wish for. My brothers and sister range in age of 12 to 1 years old. So while they are missing so much they try to make them feel just as important. Anything that you can donate will go to maintaining their bills while we are away. Also gas for their car as they try to go home as much as possible. Also once i get out of the hospital I will need different therapies that insurance will not pay for. All proceeds will go to helping me become a strong little girl. Please spread their story and their page. I also have a fb page where you can follow along on my race with the finish line being the day I am able to go home with my parents. My page is Mckenzies race on fb. Thanks in advance for the donations and especially for the prayers.
  • Johanna Jeannette 
    • $25 
    • 57 mos
  • Johanna Helton  
    • $40 
    • 77 mos
  • Rebecca McK 
    • $100 
    • 79 mos
  • Hillary Stein 
    • $20 
    • 79 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 79 mos
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Brandi Barnes Jenkins 
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