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OUR WORLD STOPPED

THIS SITE IS DEDICATED TO OUR BEAUTIFUL & COURAGEOUS DAUGHTER WHO IS CURRENTLY BATTLING AGAINST BRAIN CANCER.

You can never prepare fully for a moment where one sentence changes everything. We were emergently admitted to PICU and began the battle for Kate's life.

There are no words possible to describe how difficult this journey has been. Our hearts saddened to a point we didn't know existed. And yet, we are fully prepared to walk this and fight with Kate every step of the way.

We believe strongly in the power of prayer. We know none of this has caught our God off guard. And He is fully capable of healing our daughter.

Update - After finishing proton beam radiation treatments on May 25th, 2010, Kate went 8 months without treatment. On February 1st, 2011, we received the devastating news that 2 new tumors were found on the MRI. We are now battling recurrent, metastatic brain cancer. Our options are much more limited this time, and the battle much more difficult. Your prayers are coveted as we continue to seek life saving measures for our daughter, and we continue to fervently pray that God would heal her completely and wholly here on earth. Thank you for joining us in this.

Love,
Holly & Aaron Mcrae

June 29, 2009 has forever changed our family. The day continues to bring a torrent of emotions as we recall it, and yet we pray that one day we will recall it knowing it changed us but did not defeat us. It was a Monday where I, Kate's mom, was going to take our 3 kids Olivia 7, Kate 5 1/2, and Will 4 to the water park. A day of celebrating summer. Plans changed quickly as I noticed that a slight tremor in Kate's right hand over the past three days had notably worsened.

We made an appointment to her Pediatrician. Early evening we were headed to Phoenix Children's Hospital for a stat CT of Kate's head. I patiently filled our Kate's kindergarten application as we waited to be released after the CT. We however would not be released. Rather 3 people came out to tell me that our little Kate had a large mass on her brain.