Mac Challenge is coming on June 24, 2018
As many of you know MacKenzie was diagnosed with brain cancer in the fall of 2010. She had just passed the California BAR and was ready to begin her adult life when she suffered a massive seizure which revealed a tumor on the right front hemisphere of her brain.
Four days later, she was extremely fortunate to have it removed at one of the top neuro-oncology centers in the country, UCSF. The resection caused paralysis of MacKenzie’s left side and she had to spend 6 weeks in physical therapy, learning how to walk, tie her shoes and everything else that requires two sides of your body. Re-wiring the brain is an intense process, but she powered through it and began moving on with her life with her life partner, MIke.
Of course cancer is not that simple and there are no easy solutions. In 2013 a “routine” MRI revealed there was a reoccurrence of the cancer in the same area of the brain. It was caught early but necessitated a frightful five week regimen of radiation. It was a reminder to all of us that cancer will always be a part of our new reality. Imagine having radiation on your bra
MacKenzie and Mike were fortunate enough to have a little red-headed Felix in their lives. He is a joy to all of us!! He is now two years old and it is exciting to see him grow. As a grandparent it is so sweet to be able to enjoy watching him grow into a little boy!
MacKenzie has had an incredible support during these trying times. It is now time for us to call
on you to help support the National Brain Tumor Society which tirelessly advocates on behalf of brain cancer patients and survivors and provides much needed funding for research. To donate to the walk, go to:
You can donate to our Team the name is MacChallenge and or to me Penny Rix
We will be walking at Crissy Field in San Francisco at 10:30 on June 24th. We would love to have you join us!http://events.braintumor.org/bay-area-brain-tumor-walk/
And THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all of your love and support!
I am uniting with others to make a difference in the fight against brain tumors. I am passionate about this cause, so I’m taking action. I need your help in this fight. National Brain Tumor Society will not rest until a cure exists - but more needs to be done. Please join in my effort!
National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding a cure for brain tumors. They are aggressively driving strategic research; advocating for public policies that meet the critical needs of the brain tumor community; and providing comprehensive patient, family and caregiver resources. Your support ensures this important work will continue.
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