Help MayaTheDragon Fight Leukemia
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Maya is a sweet, smart, bright, beautiful three year old who needs our help! On Thursday night, Sara and Scott, Maya's mom and dad, noticed some unusual bruising on her and decided to take her to the doctor. They went in next morning and the doctor had them go to the hospital immediately, where tests were done. The shocking news came back that Maya has leukemia. Within an hour, Maya and her family left for Oakland Children's Hospital where she is receiving blood and platelet transfusions. She is waiting for a bone marrow biopsy so that a course of action can be taken.
Maya and her family need our support to help them through this difficult time. One way YOU can help Princess Maya fight is to donate to Go Fund Me. Any amount, large or small, will make a difference and be greatly appreciated. We will keep you informed through Caring Bridge as new information becomes available. Keep sending love, prayers, and positive energy for Princess Maya and the Morrisons!
Aloha Chemo Celebration, Saturday May 26:
*Restorative Yoga at The Hot Spot in Carson City at 8am
*Sharing of experiences, love, prayers, celebration, tears, laughter, hope, inspiration, healing...or silence at Silver Oak Park in Carson City at 9:30am.
*Celebration including Dragonwell Ale- a special made tropical fruit ale, Hawaiian food by Sassafras, a bounce house, games, etc. at The Shoetree Brewery from 11-4.
*All for donation only. We want to have a wonderful party to say THANK YOU but also raise as much money as possible for the Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation (NNCCF). This foundation has done so much for families like the Morrisons and continue to be an amazing resource. All proceeds from shirt sales, donations, and Dragonwell sales will go to NNCCF. A portion of Shoe Tree Brewery's sales will go to NNCCF as well. There will also be places to donate via Venmo, Paypal, credit card, cash, or check.
Aloha Chemo Celebration in Kauai June 24.
*Healing ceremony followed by a celebration party
*The Morrisons will be in Kauai with friends and family June 21-July 5. All are welcome.
If you are unable to attend either event and want to donate to NNCCF in honor of Maya, click link below and please put Maya the Dragon as the Honoree and Dragonwell, Shoetree, Aloha Chemo as the occasion. https://www.nvchildrenscancer.org/donate/tribute-donation/
You can always check Mayathedragon.com for continued updates.
On a personal note, I want to thank everyone who donated to this go fund me, everyone who has offered love and prayers, anyone who has taken time to offer kind words and thoughts.... that is what got The Morrisons through this. The support that was shown is truly humbling. I am grateful for each one of you.
Stay strong and calm and MUCH ALOHA TO ALL!
Maya had a pretty bad cough for the past couple months. Recently she was given immune proteins collected from 200 individuals from all over the world in hopes that at least one would provide antibodies for Maya’s bug. It seems as though this was successful as Maya’s cough has improved significantly! Hurray!!
As of today, Maya is in the middle of the second to last week of steroids. She has one more vincristin infusion, one more lumbar puncture, seven more doses of methotrexate, and 51 more days of 6mp (oral chemo). This puts Maya’s last day of treatment on.... APRIL 21!!!!!
There are a few events coming up in honor of cancer research, shedding, healing, and celebrating, so SAVE THE DATES!!
ST. BALDRICKS EVENT
March 17, Saturday, 3pm-6pm, at the Fox Brewpub.
Sara will be shaving her head for childhood cancer research, for Maya, for women, and for SARA. I will post an update on Sara’s shave/shed time when I get more details. Please come out to support Sara, the Morrison family, and all kids and families who are fighting cancer. If you would like more information or would like to donate, here is the link.
ALOHA CHEMO EVENT (LOCAL)
May 26, Saturday, Time TBA, at the Shoe Tree Brewing Company.
This will be a local celebration. All are welcome. More details will be available soon, and updates will be posted.
ALOHA CHEMO EVENT (KAUAI)
June 24, Sunday, Kauai
There will be a healing ceremony followed by a celebration party. The Morrisons will be in Kauai with friends and family June 21-July 5. All are welcome.
As always, thank you for the continued support, love, prayers, etc. The countdown continues... we are almost there!!
To find additional updates and information on Maya and the events, please go to mayathedragon.com
Maya is still in the maintenance phase, taking daily oral chemo, going in for monthly IV chemo treatments, lumbar punctures, taking rounds of steroids, among other things. But she is doing great and the END is in sight!!! As always, thank you for your love, prayers, support, positive thoughts, .... Love is Life.
Dear family, friends, new friends, old friends, long-lost friends, friends like family, friends of friends, friends of family, colleagues, strangers, supporters, lovers, prayers, and the anonymous. Your support and love is tangible and overwhelmingly beautiful. We have found ourselves in some dark times but the light shining upon us from the people of our world (near and far) has lit the way and made this whole experience manageable. Results are back and Maya has been diagnosed with B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She has an amazingly long road ahead of her filled with chemotherapy, steroids, lumbar punctures, body changes, immunity concerns, and other life changes. Even with all this, it is the most wonderful awful news we could ask for as it is the most treatable and curable type of childhood leukemia. She is due to get her first dose of chemo via lumbar puncture tomorrow along with a power port placement which will stay with her for the next 2.5 years of treatment. She has been amazing and her strength humbles me. She is trying out "strong and calm" as her motto. Scott and I are holding up and very thankful for my parents who have been essential with taking care of Lincoln, playing as much as possible with Maya, and keeping us sane. We are trying to be as present as possible while with the kids so please visit Caring Bridge for updates. Thank you all so much for your love and support. There is not a big enough thank you card in the word to express our gratitude. Love is life.
Please have the family reach out to Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation in Reno. They will be able to support the family both financially and otherwise!