Laken Makenzie's Recovery Fund

Laken is a 3 month old sweet, happy baby girl that started showing signs of bowel discomfort in January of 2015. Laken was admitted to the Children's Hospital at Hershey Medical Center on January 20th 2015 for stomach issues, or what they thought were stomach issues. They were sent there directly by her doctor after her follow up appointment for the "gas & blockage" problems. After some Xrays, and an Ultrasound, they came to find out that Laken did not have extreme gas nor a blockage but yet a very large & serious cystic mass, which was causing a blockage to her bowel.  After a CT scan, they found out they needed to remove the entire right lobe of her liver along with her gallbladder from the damages sustained by the tumor along with the tumor. Surgery took place on Thursday, January 22nd. The full tumor was removed and was sent to pathology for testing. We know that the tumor is called a "mesenchymal hamartoma" and she is about 1 in several million to have it, especially as a baby. The tumor itself weighed in at about 1 pound and was crushing her internal organs incluiding the stomach and intestines. The outpouring of love, prayers, positivty and community has been uplifting and the family cannot thank you enough for taking the time to reach out. There has been questions asking if we, the community,  can help. As of now, insurance will not be covering all the expenses, Brandon & Steph will be off work for a considerable amount of time plus travel and meal expenses. If you can find it to donate, thank you, no amount is too small and it is very appreciated. Finacial burden and worry should be the least of their concerns at this time as all their focus should be on Laken. Thank you again for your outpouring support!
  • Pam Etta 
    • $25 
    • 76 mos
  • Kendra & Cody Neal 
    • $25 
    • 76 mos
  • Kelly Hoover Thompson 
    • $25 
    • 76 mos
  • Lionel Custer 
    • $45 
    • 76 mos
  • Nicky Sherlock  
    • $10 
    • 76 mos
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Organizer

Shannon Morris 
Organizer
Bloomfield, PA
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