The MACC Monthly
January 2021
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Looking Toward the Future
Grace's Story
Article ImageGrace was diagnosed at just 9 years old with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. She faced many complications throughout her treatment including severe fevers reaching 106° and a fungal infection of the brain. At one point, doctors informed her mother that she had a 20% of surviving. Learn more about her journey from Grace’s mother, Jill, and how research made a difference in this personal interview.
 
You're Not Alone
A Story from Supersib Micah
"If I were to talk to any kids who are going through this with their brother or sister, I would tell them to find someone they can trust and talk to them because nobody should have to go through it alone." In this honest and insightful blog, Supersib Micah shares his own experience when his brother Isaac was diagnosed with cancer. Read the full blog by clicking the link below.
 
 
Mental Health Matters for Children & Families Affected by Pediatric Cancer
Article ImageMost people know that a childhood cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event. The physical effects of cancer are obvious, but the emotional effects are often much harder to see, and unfortunately that means they are often overlooked. This is true both for the child who is enduring treatment and other family members, like parents and siblings.
Click the link below to learn more about some of the ways that cancer impacts the mental health of children and families.
 
MACCetera
The Milwaukee Marathon Returns
Article ImageThe Milwaukee Marathon is officially returning on April 10, 2021 and registration is open for all marathon, half, and 5K runners! With the continued uncertainty of in-person events, we want you to know that the MACC Fund and our partners have your safety in mind. While we remain optimistic about hosting a safe in-person race, if the race should need to cancelled, registrants will receive the option of a full refund, transfer into the premium virtual race, or deferral to the following year.
 
 
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