Maelynn was 7 years old when she was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer, Alverolar Rhabdomyosarcoma. It is an aggressive muscle cell cancer that starts in the muscle cells that attach to bones. Her diagnosis of stage 1, intermediate risk presented a tough 43 weeks of chemotherapy and 28 proton radiation treatments. She underwent 4 different biopsies and surgeries for genetic testing. She is set for end of treatment scans in mid-January.
“Mae” is currently 8 and thriving in the 3rd grade. She loves Minecraft and all things sisterly. Before her diagnosis you could find her rollerblading or playing with her friends. She is also very crafty and loves to bake. She is the type of kid to only take one piece of candy at Halloween, so that all the kids get to have theirs; always everyone else first.