Honored Kid

Makiah Bartsch

Makiah Bartsch Kid Photo

Location

Helena, MT, US

Diagnosis

Hepatoblastoma

Date of Diagnosis

November 2009

Status

Angel

Treated At

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital

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My Story

Makiah was diagnosed with stage 3 hepatoblastoma in November of 2009. Her treatment was going very well at first. She received 2 rounds of chemotherapy and a liver resection before January. By February, however, the cancer inside her little body became something untouchable. She relapsed and was put on different chemotherapy. Within weeks she became immune to chemotherapy drugs and was slated for a liver transplant. Her daddy was a perfect match- the surgery took 19 hours and was followed by 4 more in as many weeks. And then she relapsed again. She returned to Heaven less than 3 weeks later. Our sweet Makiah fought hard and with vigor. Hepatoblastoma is one of the rarer cancers in children and the survival rate remains at 25%. Please donate today to help fund research for this and all of the other childhood cancers threatening our kids today.

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