Maygen became in in 2009 with Swine Flu and strep throat, but it ended up turning into lumps being discovered on her neck and it wasn’t just strep throat after all. It was something far more serious — hodgkins lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes.
Maygen had to undergo eight rounds of the chemotherapy treatments and the removal of the lumps. Shortly afterwards, her family was contacted by the Kids Wish Network. Her wish was to have season tickets to the Colorado Mammoth lacrosse games.
During the next year, she only missed one game and says that going to the games was inspirational and it helped her get through the chemo because she had something good to look forward to. Her seats are 4th row and right behind the glass and she is thrilled with the gift.
Besides going to all the games, Maygen is heading there for the “Black out Cancer Night” where the facility and team is planning something special in her honor.
Kids Wish Network is a nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to giving hope, making good memories, and making a better quality of life for children with life-threatening illnesses. Kids Wish Network has a “Guardian Angel Fund”, which uses 100% of its contributions to support the wish granting program.
If you know a child between the ages of 3 and 18 who needs wish granting services, or if you would like to contribute to a child’s wish, please call 727-937-3600 or toll free 888-918-9004.
For more information on Kids Wish Network, visit their website at www.kidswishnetwork.org.