Updates and Info for our Macey Moo

Thank you all for visiting Macey's blog. This page is intended to give family and friends the latest updates on Macey. We look forward to everyone's comments and support and also your patience as we will add any updates as we receive them and are able to post them. There has been an overwhelming amount of support and love for Macey and we want all of you to know that we love you too and are thankful to have such great family and friends. Please keep all comments positive and know that our "Miracle Moo" has only one acceptable outcome. Complete and full recovery. Our family will accept nothing less. There will be t-shirts, window stickers and other items available to help support Macey's road to wellness. These items ARE NOT for profit. Only to show the love and support that Macey needs. Thank you all!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

About Macey

So I've talked a lot about what Macey is going through, her treatments, friends, family etc, but haven't spent a lot of time talking about our amazing Miracle Moo.  One of the most difficult things for me to understand, grasp, or comprehend is why this dastardly disease chose my daughter.  Why would it target such a young, beautiful and sweet young lady?  Macey has the most gentle and calming personality I have ever known.  She is sweet and loving to the core.  She is soft spoken, always polite and has a heart the size of Texas.  Macey has always been very active and she is very athletic and very talented.  She was literally weeks from enrolling in The Salt Lake City college of Arts for Cullinary school.  Yes, Macey wants to be a chef.  She's a good singer, loves music and has an incredibly fun and funny sense of humor.  Macey has a confidence about her too.  It comes through in her pictures.  She is so beautiful and so sure of herself.  Seeing her struggling to walk and seeing the curious passersby's stare at her is really difficult.  It has made her cry.  I'm sure it's hard to go from being the all American girl to feeling like the girl that everyone stares at because she is being helped along due to her right side weakness.  As a Father it's the most helpless feeling I have ever experienced.  Macey is very brave, very beautiful and has so much to live for and plans on accomplishing many things in life.  Macey is the epitome of the perfect young woman.  She is an example to many and intimidating to others.  But when you get to know her and see how selfless she is and how eager she is to be your friend and to never let you leave without a big hug, you'll see what I mean.  Macey is not afraid to show love, to say I love you and to let everyone know around her that she is genuine and giving.  Macey has given my family and so many friends all of the irreplaceable, non-material gifts of life.  She has given us all her beautiful spirit, coupled with a smile that creates a ubiquitous wave of positive energy that turns this planet in the right direction.  We love her so much and are blessed to have such an amazing daughter.  We love you Macey.


  1. Beautiful my brother!!! No doubt that you are proud of your daughter and you've raised sooo many independent incredible young women -you have so many reasons to be proud. Macey is a sweet angel and she is the chosen one to teach us many lessons - I look forward to learning from her ... we all do! You are such a gift Macey - thank you for all you are doing for us. This is no doubt a journey we are ALL on together. We love you Macey for being our strength and helping to understand why we are all here. Love you so much!!

  2. Kenny, That's an amazing bio on Macey. Stay strong my friend.. You guys are all in our thought and prayers.

  3. This is one of the most heartfelt tributes from a father about his daughter that I have ever had the honor to read. Mr. Steckelberg, you sir, are one CLASS ACT! And I'm so proud to call you my dear friend. Stay strong my brother!

    And Macey! You are an amazing human being!