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

Happy almost New Year!  I just wanted to reach out and wish you all a prosperous and healthy New Year.  I hope everyone had a joyful holiday.  I know it's been hard for many this year and please know that I hold each and every one of you in my heart.  💙  I wish I could thank every single person who has supported our foundation this year but it's been such an amazing year I've had a hard time keeping up. I want to extend my sincere gratitude to all of you.  I also want to be transparent so that everyone understands what their donation/support is benefitting. Here is a link to our newsletter with a recap of fundraising highlights and donations for this year: 

Thank you again for #LivingLikeMaya. I know we are making her so proud!  💙💙💙
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