Maya’s Story

Site created on April 11, 2011

Hello!  Welcome to my website!  My name is Maya Collins.  I am 12 years old and I have been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).  I had a bone marrow transplant on September 1st, 2011 and my cancer went into remission but we found out in May 2012 that I had relapsed.  I had my second bone marrow transplant on August 3, 2012.  All was wonderful for 4 years!  I went back to dance classes, horseback riding and made straight A's in school!  I was able to enjoy life to the fullest until the end of June 2016 when unfortunately we discovered that I had relapsed again.  So, I enter the battle for a 3rd time, but I'm strong and fully recovered from my treatments 4 years ago so I'm ready to kick cancer to the curb once and for all!   Please follow my journey.  It's going to be a long, hard road, but with the love, prayers and support of my family and friends I know I can do it!  

We are currently at St. Jude in Memphis while she is recovering from her 3rd bone marrow  transplant.  Here is our mailing address:

Maya Collins - PATIENT
1811 Poplar Ave.
Target House 2, Apt. #319
Memphis, TN  38104

Bonnie's email address:

Newest Update

Journal entry by Bonnie Collins

OMG I'm sooo sorry, I'm having technical difficulties from hell today!  I'm trying to get the link for my newsletter in here and I'm having trouble. Trying one last time!  

It's been a crazy year for sure, but all-in-all I'm proud of what our foundation has accomplished this year.  For a recap of what we've done, and what we plan to accomplish in the 2021, visit this link to our online newsletter (and be sure to watch the video of Reef Carneson and his sister!  It is sure to melt your heart!)

There is still time to get in your tax-deductible donation to The Live Like Maya Foundation!  We've been blown away by your support this year!  Every donation that comes in brings me to tears. 😭 I'm not joking.  I'm just so grateful and we've been able to help so many families this year who are really struggling due to the pandemic.  It brings me so much joy to be able to help... even if in a small way! 💙

Thank you to everyone for you incredible support and we wish everyone a blessed and healthy New Year!  Thank you all for #LivingLikeMaya!  💙💙💙

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