Updated: Jul 4, 2019
Heyoooo friends! This week is #CMNHWeek and it just has me SO EXCITED to share all the fun, impactful things I'm doing every day. To start, I want to share an incredible experience I had yesterday at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite.
A few weeks ago, a close friend reached out to me about a two year-old girl named McKenna (Kenni for short) from our hometown who was recently diagnosed with stage three Ovarian Cancer. If you know anything about this type of cancer... you know that the probability of a TWO year-old being diagnosed with it is nearly 1 in [insert largest number you can think of]! I was told she was going to be receiving treatment at CHOA, So, obviously, I was intrigued by her story.
I reached out to her parents via Facebook a few weeks back, and asked when they would be in Atlanta next, and yesterday was the day I finally met them!
Kenni is the sweetest, bravest young girl I have ever had the privilege of meeting, and I think if anyone deserves the title of 'princess'... it's HER!
When I arrived, she was waiting to be taken back to infusion to begin her first round of chemotherapy, so she was a little tired and eventually fell right asleep on her amazing, equally strong mama. Even though Kenni wasn't able to stay awake throughout my visit, I am so grateful for the opportunity to be able to visit young kids like her and be able to bring smiles to their faces!
She is absolutely in LOVE with unicorns (hence her family's quote, "Fight Like a Unicorn"), so I naturally wanted to bring her a unicorn gift! Unfortunately, I could not find anything unicorn-related so last minute, so I Brought her the next best thing.... a Narwhal!
Kenni's sweet mother, Meagan, sent me the photo below after they returned home yesterday afternoon post-chemotherapy, and it absolutely brightened my day!! Knowing I have the opportunity to make kids smile, and ultimately make such an impact in their lives because of organizations like Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is so enthralling and incredible.
Kids like Kenni are the reason why #CMNHWeek is so important! Because of CMNH, Kenni is absolutely kicking cancer's butt, and if you want to help make a difference in the lives of kids like her, visit: https://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org
Also, if you would like to read more of Kenni's story & follow her journey, visit: https://www.facebook.com/fightwithkenni/