In my last post, I told you about being matched with a buddy in the I Run 4 Michael facebook group, but didn't want to share her name or photos until I got permission.
Meet Mataya! Isn't she the cutest?! She's 7 months old, has 4 siblings, lives in Minnesota, and is amazing. In the past 7 months she has:
- beaten cancer
- had 2 helicopter rides
- 5 surgeries
- 7 rounds of chemo
- 51 blood product transfusions
- almost 1,000 labs/scans/images done
- spent 5 months inpatient at a hospital 2.5 hours away from home
- been a resident in the NICU, PICU, and PEDS.
It is obvious that she has had the most amazing people in her life to get her healthy. The day we were matched, it was love at first sight. There's something so special about not only Mataya, but her hard working Mama as well. It's been fun getting to know them all this past week.
Each Sunday, I'll be sharing a recap of our week - my workouts and her progress & milestones.