When I had my cancer treatments, one of the things that I was always amazed at was the smiling faces, and caring of the nurses. It really takes a special person to care for people who are ill, and there's an even higher level of "specialnous" if that's a word, for nurses who care for children.

Look at the picture of Maggie! A nurse brought her in cookies and all the accessories to have a cookie decorating party! Talk about ways to cut through the boredom, and make today a special day!

Maggie's had a good morning, and a fun day according to Mom, Lauren!

We hope to get a couple pictures of Maggie in front of the wall of cards that everyone has been so kind to send!

Just a couple of reminders.

Mark your calendar for Monday, August 19th, because that night will be a Team Maggie Night at Miguel’s Mexican Restaurant on the Hogan Road in Bangor. They will be donating 10 percent of all the dinner sales to Team Maggie, and there will be a 50/50 raffle. If you would like to help with the planning, please call Chris Popper at 941-1994 or email me at chris.popper@townsquaremedia.com

Maggie turns 5 on August 19th. She will be in the hospital still on her birthday. If you’d like to send a card or a gift, her address is

BMT Unit Floating 6
Attention: Maggie Rudnicki
750 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

I asked Maggie’s mom what she likes and this is Lauren’s reply

“She loves the Boston bruins, lip gloss and scary things (ghost stories, vampires, goosebumps books etc) those are a few favorites but honestly just well wishes are all she needs!”

Please keep praying. Prayers do work! They’ve made those little white cells grow, and those white blood cells are what’s making Maggie feel so good. The change in in the past week has been nothing short of miraculous!  Pray for a peaceful day and weekend ahead.   Pray for a sense of calmness for Maggie, Lauren and the entire Rudnicki family. Pray that those white blood cells continue to grow, and grow quickly!  Pray for healing, pray for strength! Pray that they can be discharged to the Neely House soon!

You can make a donation to help defray the medical and travel costs associated with Maggie’s care. Maggie has been down in Boston for 3 weeks. If you want to make a donation, click HERE for the details

We now have over 100 photos of Team Maggie support up on the site. If you want to send your picture, you can upload it HERE or just click HERE to view them all.Please note, if you do upload them, they don’t appear instantly, as we are moderating all pictures, just to insure appropriate content. You can also send me your pictures directly at chris.popper@townsquaremedia.com.

More later. Keep the faith Team Maggie!