Michaela is a 13 year old child, diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma on 12/12/11. She completed chemotherapy and limb salvage surgery treatment 11/8/12. She was a very active child, thriving in competitive sports and liked long distance running prior to her diagnosis. Currently she is working towards regaining her strength, and working towards raising funds for CureSearch, and local childhood cancer programs. She hopes to regin the ability to run again soon. She was told she would never be able to run a marathon. Her response to her surgeon was, “Ok, then I will run 26.1 miles someday!”. She received her treatment at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, and The University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City. She has teamed up with the local organization BeatCancerToday.org and her middle school to locally kick off a childhood cancer awareness and fundraising campaign.
In her family’s words: “Michaela is our inspiration. We are humbled and honored in what Landon is doing for the same cause we hold so close to our hearts! We will be there to cheer him on as he passes through Des Moines!”
To Michaela and her family: “We can’t wait to see you guys along the tour and we are honored to run for such a strong and courageous warrior. On this day May 18th, 2013 we run for Michaela!”
Mackenzy was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma 7/14/2011 of her left femur. She underwent bone replacement surgery the day before turning 10 on 10/13/2011. With 30+ weeks of treatment at Blank Chikdren’s hospital Mackenzy end of treatment was 4/9/2012.
From Mackenzy’s mother Deana: “We are very involved in all different organizations to bring awareness to Children’s Cancer. The day I heard about Miles2Give, I witnessed Mackenzy running herself for the first time. She will resume playing softball. 5/18/13 is an important day, not just because we heard you will be in Des Moines, IA….it is the same day as CureSearch walk for Children’s Cancer that we are walking and raising money for as well. God bless you all and thank you for all you do!”
To Mackenzy and her family: “Thank you for your encouraging words and we are honored to run for Mackenzy. On this day, May 18, 2013 we run for Mackenzy!”