Hope for McKenzie: All her special needs
Our daughter McKenzie is 13 years old and she suffers from a mitochondrial disease which is life threatening. Doctors said she would never make it to her teen years. There is no known cure for this terrible disease. She was diagnosed when she was a year and a half. After many hours, days, even weeks of research we found some alternative therapies to help treat her disease, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and intensive suit therapy. McKenzie has responded to these treatments extremely well. We have been on a fundraising mission to raise the funds for these treatments because insurance does not cover them and they are very expensive. As a mother of a special needs child, there is nothing I won't do to help improve my daughter's quality of life. She is such an inspiration to everyone she meets. Please help us raise the funds we need to help our daughter and give her the best life possible. We are in a desperate situation and asking for your help..
Posted by Tammy Carey
Hello, I know what you are going through I lost two of my children to this horrible disease my daughter Kira who was 10 when she passed away and my son Aidan who was six years old . I was never made aware of the alternative therapies that are available and can't help but think my children could still be here with me ,Im a nurse now because of them. Its a shame how something as wonderful as these procedures are out there and kept in the closet by the hospitals and how insurances don't cover them . There should be a movement to petition for change so that children everywhere with mitochondrial disorder can have an equal chance at a normal life God bless your little girl I pray my angels watch over your daughter
I just returned from Afghanistan and have seen smiling faces of children in dire situations. However, the smile your daughter has with the battle she is facing is absolutely inspiring to make a difference. That video has moved me in such a way I can not put into words.
No person should have to say goodbye to there siblings. This is not the way that it should be. I have lost my whole family in situations where there was no help was available. so i hope & pray that this campaign keeps up until a cure can be found Regards Frank
As a single mother of healthy teenagers, I would like to commend you on the wonderful job you're doing! your videos are inspiring to everyone everywhere! I cry happy tears watching your videos. mckensie's smile is the most beautiful one i've ever seen. I can't donate, but you will all be in my thoughts and prayers!
Hello gorgeous girl, wow your photos are very beautiful. I hope you enjoyed my book I sent you "that big bad wolf". I'm just about to publish my second book "Tricky Nicky's Chocolate Custard" when it is completed and on the shelves I will post this one to you too. Keep up the good work and keep smiling that gorgeous smile. Lotza luv Bernadette Gilligan. Nana gs xo
Plesase get in touch with Jason in Utah to get hold of the MMF that helps with the Mitochondria Repair. My no is 801.489.8363
Good luck Sweetheart! I will be thinking of you during your treatments. God brought you this far, I'm sure he has a plan for a Princess like yourself. You are in my prayers every night. I'm sure your Mom and Dad will keep us posted.
Oh my goodness - I am sorry to bother you with so many comments, but the pictures you just posted are so beautiful I just had to add another one! McKenzie is growing up to be such a beautiful young woman! The beauty in her heart is shining through her eyes, and her inner joy is shown in her lovely smile! I am so happy that I can be just a small, tiny part of her life through your comments and in my prayers for her every night.
Please never worry about too many emails! It is such a joy to see her beautiful smile - it brings a smile to my face and love to my heart!
i cried while watching the video. this truly showed the bond that a father has with his daughter.
I have shared your site on my FB many times, but was so happy to see it went so viral that it is on Yahoo front page of all the different news they report. Here is a copy of that link if you haven't seen it. And God Bless you all
I could not help my cry...there is so much love i felt after watching your video.How can I say No to helping such a sweet girl from what looks like an amazing parents.God will take care of you little angel and your family.
Unashamed to write my tears started the moment I watched the Father-Daugher dance video. How touching and loving...
After seeing that expression of love between a Father & Daughter, how can I not want to help!
The pleasure was mine... I'm honored to be part of any effort that improves that little girl's life.. she has an amazing and endearing smile.. given her condition, each time she smiles is such a rewarding moment.. =) it's wonderful to see happiness in that face..
God's Blessings to the entire family..............