Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Maxey Family

As much a it hurts to ask, I must request prayers and love once again for a family in crisis.
Little Annette is not yet a year old, but for most of her life she has been battling an insidious brain cancer called AT/RT (atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor). The cure rate for this type of tumor in children is often less than 5%.
Annette's family attacked this cancer full force, with every option available to save her.
This is all too familiar for them, five years ago yesterday (August 21,2004) they were forced to say goodbye to their first daughter Madeline. She also fought and lost her battle with rhabdoid cancer. Madeline also lived for only a year.
After Annette's diagnosis her parents underwent genetic testing and found that there is a genetic link to this type of cancer. Fortunately, their older son Grant did not inherit the gene.
However, Annette has been massively attacked by this monster. Recently, after another round of radation and chemo Annette stopped responding and had difficulty breathing. It was found that she suffered swelling in her brain caused by the very medicines that were meant to help save her life.
After weeks of searching for options to reverse this damage, yesterday, on the five year anniversary of Madeline's death, they were told that Annette has virtually no brain activity.
They do not believe this to be reversible.
Annette's family has endured more than any family ever should. They are rightfully devastated.
Please visit them and their precious baby girl (at www. and offer some love.
They can use all the prayers we can give.
They deserve a miracle.
cancer sucks.


  1. Wow! That is so much to deal with. It gives me a new perspective on my own problems that I am dealing with. Will go visit their site and offer my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Is there a link to this families blog? Your V is darling