Thumbs up for Makayla

$38,459 of $130,000 goal

Raised by 487 people in 34 months
Our Daughter Makayla is 6 years old, she is our Middle child. She has a brother Tyler,9 and a sister, Makenzie, 18months . She was always healthy but on June 3 , 2016 they found a nonoprable brain tumor. The doctors keep telling us this is a very long road and you just got on the road. Scary to hear, right. In the past week she has already had 2 surgeries. The first surgery they could only take a small amount of the tumor out for biopsy . Doctors say if they try to remove more it would course devastating results. Her second surgery about 4 days later was to put 2 shunts (drains) in her head to drain the brain fluid because the tumor is blocking the fluids from draining on its own. They told us we should plan on having it redone in 6-12 months because the drains become clogged and infected. She will also need MRI regularly to monitor the tumor closely . When they tell us this it's hard to think that is real. We wake up and forget we are in the hospital, then it hits you. And the feeling rush you as if your hearing it for the first time again and again everyday.
Her chemo will start in a few weeks and she will need to have a surgery again to add a port in her chest to help giver her the chemo treatments. This will be a weekly treatment for about 10 weeks then she will have treatment once every 4 weeks for a year. After this we will meet with a team of doctors for the next step. We want everyone to know how much we appreciate everything everyone is doing to help our family. It's a little embarrassing for us to have ask help. We always went to charity events and donated and never pictures us needing to reach out so that we could keep getting our daughter the treatment she needs today, tomorrow and in they years to come.
Please keep praying for our baby Girl.

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We wanted to thank everyone for alway showing so much support. Thanks to all the wonderful donations Makayla has been able to get many months of treatment from a great doctor in Texas. We received a call from them reporting that the tumor was no longer responding to the treatment. The tumor has grown and we had to change her treatment.
We meet up with doctors and Makayla will go back on chemo tomorrow. We pray she is able to tolerate the chemo this time around.
We ask everyone to please pray for her and our family. Because of all your donations Makayla has been able to be a kid pain free and join all her family and friends.
Thank you
The Borg Family
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Hello everyone we shared that Makayla would be having an MRI yesterday 11/28/16 and well the news was not good. We are meeting with doctors today at2:30 and going over treatment options. Please continue to pray and share her story with other please. The more we share the more prayers she will have.
Makayla is a fighter please help us fight this cancer with her.
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Today is the big day, Makayla has been up since 3am. I have been up off and on checking on her. She is good about this MRI. She said "I hope it's gone or smaller".
I pray for the same thing. Please say a prayer for Makayla and Tyler ,our son, as he starts a new school today.
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Makayla will have her next MRI on November 28th I pray for Gods good grace and mercy. Let's all pray that this tumor is still getting smaller or even better that God has granted her A miracle and took it away. Makayla keeps telling me it will happen, she said "God will take it away before i turns 7 on April 28th".She is so strong because of her faith in the lord and support from all of you.
Makayla is so excited about this next event. Her Dads friends worked hard to get this together. So many people donated great things to help our Makayla. She is very happy that so many people care about her and want to see her get better. She also works hard to learn about getting healthy. She reads label of everything she eats. She avoids sugar and salt most of the time. We hope to see you all at this event.
May God Bless us all
The Borg Family
Makayla with her big brother Tyler.
Makayla love to cook.
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$38,459 of $130,000 goal

Raised by 487 people in 34 months
Created June 16, 2016
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Abigail Chipps
1 month ago

I saw this on Facebook. My dad has been struggling with lymphoma for the past two years, the wear and tear that this journey has on the whole family is real. ❤❤

Ashley Michael
4 months ago

Bags of Hope for Christmas! This is such an awesome idea and will mean so much to so many families! God bless you all!

Scott Graber
15 months ago

We continue to pray for Makayla every single day.

Kate Toensmeyer
18 months ago

Continued prayers for you and your family, sweet girl! You are so brave and strong!

Andrew Nichols
20 months ago

Donation in the name of Amanda Graber as part of the Community Impact Initiative give back program from Bowling & Kugler Realty.

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