Hope for McKenzie: All her special needs

$184,782 of $200k goal

Raised by 4,135 people in 32 months
Tammy Michelle Carey   DALLAS, GA

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.. 

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Update 50
8 months ago
We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for making our lives a little easier. Your kind generosity really means a lot to you. We still have a ways to go but we are definitely headed in the right direction. God bless you all..
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Update 49
9 months ago
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God has been so good to us this year.. Thanks to everyone who has made our struggles a little easier. We still have a ways to go in order to secure Kenzie's future but we know God is in control of it all.. God bless you all and thank you for your continued support in our efforts to help our baby girl..
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Update 48
11 months ago
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God bless each and everyone of you for helping to provide much needed treatments for our sweet angel. You have no idea what this means to us.. Please keep sharing so we can secure her future for a really long time. God has a special plan for Kenzie's life and he has a special plan for yours as well. God will bless you for blessing us.
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Update 47
11 months ago
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God bless you all.. You all are making it all possible for kenzie to get the necessary treatments she needs. please keep sharing so that we. An secure her future for the rest of her life. I have no ide what God's plan is for Kenzie's life but I do know that he had put it in the hearts of many to help us in our time of need, especially when we were at our lowest. God has always supplied our needs and I know he will continue. God bless each and every one of you for your continued love and support.
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Susan Dlugunovych
25 months ago
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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

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Roxann Pendergraft
23 months ago
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Praying the Lord will be with you all. I loved the dance and the smile on her face. I will send money as soon as I can! Love u all. Give McKinzie a hug and kiss for me.

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Pete Newsome
24 months ago
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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.

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Carla Edfors
18 months ago
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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!

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Mike Nassans
20 months ago
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She surely has shown us a lot about what it is to have love for someone I have never even met. And your husband has certainly shown me what a father is suppose to do for his kid/ kids. Love y'all! Merry Christmas

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Camille Green
21 months ago
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a sweet father to dance with his daughter brought tears to my eyes.

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Jenny Downing
23 months ago
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May God Bless you and your Family!!! For those of you whom this story TOUCHED your HEART, you will be inspired by this precious ANGEL as well ( GFM /savinglu )

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Frank Poison-dwarf Fox
10 months ago

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

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Bernadette Mallee
14 months ago

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

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Marilyn Farr
14 months ago

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

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Thomas Houghton
15 months ago

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.

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Roro Roro
16 months ago

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.

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Roro Roro
19 months ago

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!

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Jill Jago
25 months ago

i cried while watching the video. this truly showed the bond that a father has with his daughter.

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Jennifer Perrin
25 months ago

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

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Mary Fadei
25 months ago

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.

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Deb Howard
25 months ago

Unashamed to write my tears started the moment I watched the Father-Daugher dance video. How touching and loving...

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Gina DiMatteo Rodriguez
25 months ago

After seeing that expression of love between a Father & Daughter, how can I not want to help!

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Lonnie Waugh
25 months ago

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..

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Glen Knight
25 months ago

God's Blessings to the entire family..............

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$184,782 of $200k goal

Raised by 4,135 people in 32 months
Created January 8, 2014
Tammy Michelle Carey     Medical   DALLAS, GA
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Jonathan Mcauley
3 months ago

You may not remember me but I will never forget meeting your family. I was the Fire Alarm Technician at the Ocean Hyperbaric Center in Lauderdale By the Sea. McKenzie was 3yo then. My daughter, Mackenzie, was the same age. I have thought about your family and kept you in my prayers through the years. You were an inspiration to me then and now. I admire your love, faith, commitment, and positive outlook. I just watched "The Dance Video" and it brought tears to my eyes. Good Job Dad! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all, Jonathan

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Susan Dlugunovych
25 months ago
5
5

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

+ Read More
Roxann Pendergraft
23 months ago
2
2

Praying the Lord will be with you all. I loved the dance and the smile on her face. I will send money as soon as I can! Love u all. Give McKinzie a hug and kiss for me.

+ Read More
Pete Newsome
24 months ago
2
2

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.

+ Read More
Carla Edfors
18 months ago
1
1

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!

+ Read More
Mike Nassans
20 months ago
1
1

She surely has shown us a lot about what it is to have love for someone I have never even met. And your husband has certainly shown me what a father is suppose to do for his kid/ kids. Love y'all! Merry Christmas

+ Read More
Camille Green
21 months ago
1
1

a sweet father to dance with his daughter brought tears to my eyes.

+ Read More
Jenny Downing
23 months ago
1
1

May God Bless you and your Family!!! For those of you whom this story TOUCHED your HEART, you will be inspired by this precious ANGEL as well ( GFM /savinglu )

+ Read More
Frank Poison-dwarf Fox
10 months ago

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

+ Read More
Bernadette Mallee
14 months ago

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

+ Read More
Marilyn Farr
14 months ago

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

+ Read More
Thomas Houghton
15 months ago

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.

+ Read More
Roro Roro
16 months ago

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.

+ Read More
Roro Roro
19 months ago

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!

+ Read More
Jill Jago
25 months ago

i cried while watching the video. this truly showed the bond that a father has with his daughter.

+ Read More
Jennifer Perrin
25 months ago

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

+ Read More
Mary Fadei
25 months ago

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.

+ Read More
Deb Howard
25 months ago

Unashamed to write my tears started the moment I watched the Father-Daugher dance video. How touching and loving...

+ Read More
Gina DiMatteo Rodriguez
25 months ago

After seeing that expression of love between a Father & Daughter, how can I not want to help!

+ Read More
Lonnie Waugh
25 months ago

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..

+ Read More
Glen Knight
25 months ago

God's Blessings to the entire family..............

+ Read More
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