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!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Car Show At Harmon's in Farmington

Hi everyone!  Just wanted to post this here as we are trying to spread the word in any way possible.  We are going to be doing a car show for Macey on August 11th at the new Harmons in Farmington.  It's just off the Lagoon exit to the West of the freeway.  It will start at 9 a.m.  and end around 11 a.m. or whenever we get done.  Please come out and support Macey.  If you want to enter the show with a car it's $20.  If you are just a spectator, come on out it doesn't cost anything.  We are giving away some pretty cool prizes so don't miss out!  Thanks and hope to see some people there!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Race to Beat Cancer / Race for Life

Recently, this year to be exact we set our sites on a completly unique way to raise cancer awareness and to help raise money for charities.  When I was overseas we bought our dream car in 2010.  A Camaro SS.  The car was quite the project for me and I had lots of plans for it.  Most of those have been cut short due to having to come home and also changing the focus to my beautiful daugther Macey.  I came up with an idea several months back after spending a night racing at Rocky Mountain Raceway.  Why don't I have my daughters drive the car and do so in support of their sister?  What better way to get the worlds attention than to have two cute girls driving a real nice car at public events?  So I hauled them down to the tracks on a test and tune day.  Basically gives the drivers a chance to tune their cars for racing and test them on the track.  That day, another friend of mine who has a very similar Camaro where trying to run below 13 seconds in the 1/4 mile.  We couldn't quite break into the 12's.  So, I decided to let the girls give it a shot.  Remember, they have never driven in a sanctioned race in their lives.  So we flipped a coin and Maranda got to go first.  She stages, waits for the lights, gets the green and away she goes.  When she gets to the end of the track she clocked a 12.7!  WOW!  We were all blown away!  So immediately I'm thinking, these girls are naturals.  After that it was Alyssa's turn.  My friend who was also struggling to get into the 12's decided he would race against Alyssa.  I told him they aren't timid and they are fearless.  So Alyssa and my friend line up.  They get the green light and both take off.  Guess who wins?  Yep, Alyssa.  So to make a long story short, two girls, one day, and they made all of us guys look bad.  But for me, it felt fantastic seeing my girls do so well.  At that moment I knew this would be a great way to spread the word.  So we have been putting together a promo for local events, trying to find sponsors, and see how far we can ride this wave of public awareness.  We plan on doing some fun drives for charities with proceeds going to places like the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the National Cancer Society.  Most importantly, we are doing something as a family, for a good cause, and hoping to bring an end to such a miserable and dreaded disease. 

Come out sometime to Rocky Mountain Raceway and support our girls while they "Race to beat Cancer" or "Race for life" (can't decide which one sounds better).  The races are  usually every other Friday.  You can log onto RMR's website and click on schedule.  It's the Street legal series and the midnight drags.  Since the girls drive so fast they were put into the Pro Street category.  Imagine that.

Alyssa and Maranda Promo Shot

 Another promo shot of the girls and the car

Maranda's first run at RMR

Alyssa's first Run at RMR

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A much needed update..

Hi everyone!  So sorry it has taken so long to update this blog.  Been a very busy family and since I am the one that writes this blog I have to admit that the traveling between Utah and Nevada is wearing me out and I have procrastinated beyond excuse. 

Macey is doing good.  Although that gosh darn walking thing has really thrown a wrench in what would really make her feel 100%, we continue to hope that the neuro damage will find ways to heal itself so Macey can start walking more efficiently on her own.  Other than the walking she has done remarkable.  We just had another follow up MRI last week and the results were good.  No signs of any new growth and what's left of the tumor that the radiation and chemo eradicated, even looks a bit smaller than last time.  Like we have always known, Macey is strong, super-healthy, and surrounded by so much love and support.  It all matters and it's been nothing short of miraculous watching how well she has done. 

It's hard to believe it's been almost 1 year since the tumor was discovered.  Macey will be 21 in October too.  She insists that she is going clubbing with her Sisters so she can say she's done it.  LOL.  If I have to carry her around I will help her make that happen. 

Our last visit to the Huntsman Center in SLC was also very positive.  Macey's reflexes and coordination on her right side seem much better.  Her arm shows the most improvement.  Her right arm actually looks and seems completely normal but it's a little weaker than the left.  Her right foot is the biggest problem.  She can feel, she just can't send commands from her brain to her foot to make the stubborn thing move.  Sort of impairs your walking when your foot feels totally numb.  Ever wake up or sat on your leg wrong until it's completely asleep then suddenly stand up and try and walk?  This is what Macey's leg feels like all the time.  But we see it improving.  Slow, but definitely improving.  We'll take what we can get. 

Macey had to deal with wearing those miserable hats while she went through radiation and chemo and she lost most of her hair on top.  There was some at the very back that never fell out but by the time she lost most of it, she made Angie cut it short.  Well, good news is her hair is still growing like crazy.  It's short, but it looks really cute on her.  I think she likes this look much better than the bald look.  Since the last time I posted her hair had started to grow but was kind of fuzzy and not filled in.  Well it's looking fabulous now!  I will include a current picture of her.  Still as beautiful as ever.  Some of you have seen her on Facebook but there are others that read her blog that have not seen this picture. 

Our family is strong, there is much love shown, and we continue to support Macey and show her all the love in the world, along with help her in every way we can.  Since her benefit video, you can see a dramatic change in her speaking too.  She isn't stammering or looking for words as much and I really feel we pretty much have our Macey Moo back in full form. 

To all of our friends and family who have continued to  pray for our daughter and show the love you have shown, we thank  you all from the bottoms of our hearts and want you to know how much it means to Macey and the rest of us.  We can't thank you enough and cannot tell you how much we love you back for being so gracious and selfless with your time for Macey.  I have seen people come from all walks of life offering love, prayers, and support for Macey and it's a true testament to how beautiful the human spirit really is.  Please continue doing what you are doing because it's all working to keep her healthy. 

I promise I will try and give you all updates more frequently.  It's been awhile and again I apologize.  Macey is doing awesome and we are so very thankful.  Until then, love you all!

Our Beautiful Macey