When Mackenzie got sick, her mom made an important decision. I’m not talking about the ones about treatment and childcare and figuring out how to juggle appointments and responsibilities and life.
This was a simple one; she decided that life’s too short to be drab.
So from that point on, there was no more hiding behind clothes. No more disappearing behind dark colors, no throwing on something uninspired and gray because it is easy. Nope, if they were going to have to fight this fight against cancer, Miss Mackenzie and her mom Ebony were going to do it in bright, exuberant style.
So out went the boring, the everyday and the dull. And in came brilliant fuchsia, cobalt blue and grass green. And we can’t forget the shoes…the sparklier and glitterier the better. When Mackenzie lost her hair from the chemo, mom shaved off her long locks too. They are in this together. Besides, Mackenzie can still rock those flowered headbands like nobody’s business—with or without hair.
Making the decision to live in color was just their small way of saying that this fight would be hard, but it would not take their spirit. It might be long, but it will not break them. And every day deserves to be a celebration.
Mackenzie is one of the awesome kids we’re profiling as we work with Children’s Flight of Hope. They provide free transportation to and from medical appointments for critically ill and injured children in need. Read more about their work here, here and here.