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, October 5, 2011

A Scary Relief

Well as most of you know, Macey is an identical twin.  On our last visit to the Huntsman Cancer Institute they brought something to our attention that they were waiting for the right timing to tell us.  Since Macey is an identical twin, just for peace of mind and to be sure, they asked us if her twin Maranda would be willing to do an MRI to make sure she is ok.  We had already pondered this and wondered if it wouldn't be a good idea.  So the doctors wrote us a prescription for the MRI.  Yesterday, Maranda went into the giant tube at McKay Dee Hosptital and had two scans performed, one without and one with contrasting dye.  To our relief, she was clear.  No problems, no tumors.  Whew!  I honestly think I would have found a very tall, very rocky cliff and tossed myself over the edge.  This has been the most difficult thing our family has ever faced with Macey and the thought of anyone else having a serious health issue would just send us over the edge (Pun intended).

Macey has only 4 radiation treatments left and she is done!  Wooo Hoo!  We are going to celebrate.  We are going to do dinner and when we are through, get Macey another massage.  She really liked the last one.  From there, we'll just watch her and hope that she starts to show signs of improvement and starts to get some use back into her right side.  She is one tough cookie and has endured this process better than I could have ever imagined.  When they told us she was doing chemo and radiation at the same time, I pictured her sick, bed ridden, skinny, sleeping 24/7, bald and weak.  Macey sleeps a normal 8 hour schedule, doesn't take naps, eats healthy and eats frequently (which is great for a chemo patient), has great color, is only slightly tired sometimes and gets around on her own for the most part (even though we are always there to help her).  She has only lost some of her hair, mostly where the radiation is concentrated and is still as beautiful as the day is long.  We are so very proud of her. 

And to Mr. Marcin and Cooperview Elementary, thank you so much for the reply and the thoughts and prayers.  You guys are all incredible and we love each and every one of you. 

We'll let you know how the last treatment goes and keep everyone up to date on her progress after the last treatment.  We have a lot of incredible family and friends and want to thank all of you who have stepped up and done so much to show your love for Macey.  We will never forget your kindness and selflessness. 

Much love,

Macey and the Steckelberg Family


  1. Im soo glad to hear that Maranda is ok! Im also glad to hear that my best friend, Macey, is almost done with radiation!! I know she will make it through this, she has the best family she could ask for! And the best support group around! I love her so much! You guys are a strong family, I hope that someday I will have a family as strong as yours!! Please let her know she can call me anytime of day, or night, Im here for her, and the whole family, forever!
    <3 Sierra

  2. Im so relieved that everything is starting to turn for the best (: give Macey and Maranda my love! i love You Macey!!
    Aspen Spring (: