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About Grace McKay

Our daughter Grace is a seven-year-old second grader, who has been diagnosed with T-cell Lymphoma and Leukemia. After fighting what we believed were allergies for about a month during the summer that caused her eyes to be almost swollen shut and breathing trouble, our usually enthusiastic, active and sweet daughter no longer wanted to go outside and play like a typical 7-year-old. Causing alarm, my motherly instincts told me that I needed to go find out what was going on with Grace.

After a visit to the urgent care that led to more questions than answers, we took her to her physician who ordered an ultrasound of her neck. The ultrasound ended with an immediate trip to Children’s Hospital where we were informed after a bone marrow biopsy and an x-ray showing a large mass in her chest that was pressing against her lungs that our baby girl had cancer. She spent a week in ICU and another week in the oncology ward where she began chemotherapy.

As would be expected, this was a huge shock for our family, especially given that four months prior, Grace had transitioned from being the little sister to being a big sister to our infant daughter. For a while our lives felt like a huge whirlwind. Since we have been going through this process, our lives have taken on a new normal. Nevertheless it has been the prayers, love and encouragement from our friends and family that is helping us to inspire our daughter to fight and that keep us lifted up to support her.

Since Grace’s diagnosis was confirmed at the end of the summer, she has not been able to attend school since she has ongoing chemotherapy, lowered immunity and attends weekly doctor’s visits. This was difficult for her because she is a very curious little girl who loves to learn and excels at school. Even though a home bound teacher has been assigned to bring schoolwork to her, she misses her friends greatly. While this has been very difficult for our daughter and family we remain hopeful because she is a fighter and determined to beat cancer and we know she will.

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