Mackenzie got to spend some well-deserved time off with her parents over the last two weeks before her next round of Chemo; now, she is off to fight her next battle.
Johannesburg, South Africa (23 September 2021) – The last time we shared a Mighty Mack update, she had just arrived home to spent two wonderful, uninterrupted weeks with mom and dad. And what a two weeks it was! Now Mackenzie is back at the hospital to complete her next round of chemo.
Mack’s first week at home was an eventful one. Megan and Bronson quickly learned just how intense Mack’s medicine routine is, but they all got the hang of it and, before long, streamlined the process. Mack being home was a blessing and something to cherish deeply.
She was sent home to get some rest after a gruelling few months in the hospital. The break was deemed a great aid in boosting her health and it has worked!
Mack set off back, and she has done so, stronger than ever! While she fights this next battle, we can all do something to help her and many children like her.
Mack Army Gives Back
In honour of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which is September, Rainbows and Smiles is hosting a fundraising event, and Mack’s Army has been encouraged to join in the fun.
Rainbows and Smiles is a non-profit organisation that focuses on helping children with cancer. They visit cancer wards and add smiles to the children fighting their most significant battles.
What many people don’t know about childhood cancers is that they take much longer to treat than adult cancers. Some of the children in cancer wards will spend a lot of their time there. These wards become their homes and norms.
Rainbows and Smiles work to remove a bit of the clinical edge of life in hospitals. They visit the children and spoil them with gifts. This is an excellent distraction from living in a cancer ward.
The fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is called “Run for a Reason“.
“Rainbows and Smiles Foundation are one of the amazing organisations who Megs & Bronson have witnessed making a huge difference in the lives of these little warriors.
Their theme for their virtual event this year is Superheroes
On Sunday 26th September, Mackenzie will be their Hero of the day, and we would hugely appreciate any support you could show, not only for her, but for all of the families on this journey.
All you need to do, is register via https://rainbowsandsmiles.org.za/…/individual-registration, pay your R350 entry fee, run or walk 5 or 10km on the 26th September, and nominate a friend to do the same” – Mighty Mack Army