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My Story

People have been asking if we need help and if there is a fund set up they can make donations. A friend set up The MacKenzie's Angel Fund at SunTrust. If you want to make a donation, you can make a donation at any SunTrust location (c/o MacKenzie's Angel Fund) or mail donations to: MacKenzie's Angel Fund c/o SunTrust, 337 East Ridgeville Blvd, Mount Airy, Md 21771

Thank you for following MacKenzie's progress on her website. Keep up to date by reading the journal, but most of all, read the guestbook entries and see how much love and caring there is in the world. Go hug your children, forgive them for not cleaning their rooms, tuck them in, kiss them goodnight, and then go thank God for all the blessings you have in your life.

MacKenzie is a bright, happy, energetic 8-year old. A few months ago, she started experiencing random vomiting (5-6 times in 6 months) with mild headaches. She complained of no other symptoms. During our Thanksgiving vacation to Myrtle Beach last week, she vomited three times, with no other symptoms. On Wednesday and Thursday, November 30/ December 1, she appeared to have slightly slurred speech and a slight stumble while walking. We took her into her pediatrician on Friday to talk and investigate. Her appointment was at noon. By 2:00PM she was having an MRI. By 6:00PM we were at Hopkins with a large brain tumor. On Saturday, December 3rd, she underwent an 8 hour procedure to remove the tumor. Her doctor is the WORLD'S BEST at this, Dr. Benjamin Carson! He was able to remove the gross tumor and feels (pathology still pending) that it is malignant. We have a lot more to learn, and a lot of plans to make. As we hear and learn more, we will update our website so you can be current on what we know. Please pray for MacKenzie, her doctors, her nurses, and our family.


Sue Stuck posted a new journal entry, "Happy Birthday!".

Happy Birthday MacKenzie... 17 years ago you were put in my arms... Though you aren't in my arms any longer, you are in my heart every minute of every day... I love you ... Read more

Kelly Doolan signed MacKenzie's Guestbook.

Mackenzie's story continues to touch so many lives.  She is forever in our hearts.   Happy Birthday Mackenzie!  Read more

Sue Stuck posted a new journal entry.

Hope to see everyone at 8:30 tonight to wish Kenzie a Happy Sweet 16! Please remember to wear purple! This is a VERY informal gathering just for lighting the lanterns at ... Read more

Sue Stuck posted a new journal entry, "Happy Sweet Sixteen Kenzie...".

Tomorrow is Kenzie’s Sweet Sixteen, and I miss my BabyGirl so very much. We all do...  Please join us tomorrow night to release illuminated lanterns to celebrate her ... Read more

Sue Stuck posted a new journal entry, "Angel-versary and Sweet 16".

I know it's been a very long time since I have updated... I have started entries many, many times, but it is still hard. There are two important milestones that I want to ... Read more

Sue Stuck posted a new journal entry, "The next week...".

Hi all...this is Katie :) Coming up next Friday, the 19th, will be 2 years since Kenz passed. We miss her so much everyday but we also know that she is with us everyday, ... Read more

Sue Stuck posted a new journal entry, ""Moving On" sale extended".

The "Moving On" sale is going very well, but there is still stuff left, so it will be open tomorrow from 10:00-2:00. All prices are reduced 50%, as well as 15% ... Read more

Sue Stuck posted a new journal entry, "Moving On in Mount Airy".

Moving On in Mount Airy by Caring Transitions - Frederick, Howard, and Carroll County (301) 829-3460 The Stuck Family is moving and leaving behind a lifetime of memories ... Read more

Sue Stuck posted a new journal entry, "Kenzie's 100 Days/ 100 Dollars".

Today marks the beginning of a very special event in memory of MacKenzie... The 100 Days/ 100 Dollars Campaign is a way to honor MacKenzie and her desire to help "the ... Read more

Sue Stuck posted a new journal entry, "Grief".

Grieving allows us to heal, to remember with love rather than pain.It is a sorting process.One by one you let go of things that are goneand you mourn for them.One by one ... Read more

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