She was diagnosed in April of 2012 at the age of 4 months old and has since done 5 rounds of chemotherapy that made the tumor go away, but had a scan a month later that showed not only that the tumor was back, but that it was larger than when originally found.
So this sweet princess has laser treatments done every 3 weeks to her left eye and with all the faith, hope and prayers they are doing their job in eliminating the tumor. As with every child the scariest moment for the parents is the day of diagnosis. Especially when they are so "new" to the world and then the doctor's start throwing out words like tumor, cancer, chemo and more.
The most exciting moments for Makenzie Marie and her family right now are when she has good reports from her scans ~ and of course that is when everyone else gets excited too!
She has her treatments and care at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.
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