Help save 12 year old McKenzie Lowe

***PLEASE READ*** Help save 12 year old McKenzie Lowe

Please help save McKenzie LoweI don’t often ask this type of request, but this is a little girl that has been attending school with my boys, She is the age of my oldest son, Aaron. Her family was at Parent/Teacher conference night in tears begging people to sign this petition.

She has a rare type of inoperable brain tumor that is growing. Her doctors feel that there is only ONE medication capable of treating this specific type of tumor, but she has to petition the FDA to be added to a list of people allowed to take it, under a compassionate use exemption.

Her grandfather said to me, personally, that she will likely die without this treatment. The median survival rate is 9 months, and she’s been sick for almost a year to date, and is getting worse.

Of course, I signed the petition. But as of today, they still need 88,691 signatures. It’s a staggering amount, but with the help of social media, they can get there. Please read her story and consider signing it, and passing the link along to others as well.

***SIGN THE PETITION HERE***Change.org Petition of McKenzie Lowe

You can also “Like” the Friends of McKenzie Lowe Facebook Page to follow her story and progress. The Boston Bruins have joined in asking for help and some Boston News Stations are joining in as well. It is heartbreaking to me to think that the FDA would allow a child to die before allowing her to try every medication available. She IS getting some treatment now to try and keep it under control until she gets approval for this medication.

20 thoughts on “***PLEASE READ*** Help save 12 year old McKenzie Lowe

  1. Velvet Hubler

    I have signed and will be spreading the word to my friends and family. Thanks for letting us know so we can all help this little girl!!

  2. Wendy T

    I knew what kind of brain tumor it was just by your description of it.

    Diffused Pontine Glioma killed my eleven year daughter eight years and five days ago.

    Off to sign and share.

  3. kimberly bhatti

    Signed and praying for signatures for this beautiful little girl. My heart just aches for her parents.. I just can’t imagine what they are going through. I will share this daily on all my social sites. God bless Mckenzie and her family.

  4. Kamla L.

    This is such a heartbreaking story! I can’t begin to imagine how her parents must feel and what they are going through. She sounds like such a brave angel. I will keep them in my prayers and of course I signed the petition. I am also tweeting and posting on Facebook in hopes that other will be moved to to help out.

  5. Kathleen

    I signed the petition. I hope that she gets the needed medication soon and that it is a successful treatment option. I will be adding McKenzie and her family to my prayers.

  6. Joni Caraway

    I have signed the petition and have shared with my friends. This is so sad to have to petition to try and save a child that has her whole life ahead of her. Prayer for her and her family.

  7. Tara

    This is so sad. No child should have to BEG to have needed treatment. I’ve signed and hopefully other readers will too. Let’s at least give this poor child a chance.
    Perhaps calling some of your local news station can also help.

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