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Macy Elizabeth was born on January 22, 2010. She has Down Syndrome and suffered from a congenital heart defect (a complete, balanced AV Canal.) On June 7, she underwent surgery. Two holes were patched and two valves were reconstructed.

We enjoyed the next 3 uneventful years, until Saturday, October 5, 2013. On this day, Macy was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. We are at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where Macy has begun her fight against this terrible childhood cancer.

I must add that Macy’s big sister Cate is her biggest fan. We all continue to enjoy Macy’s sweet nature!