Lots to cheer about today! After 7 tough days, there was great news this morning, and the news seems to just be getting better! From Mom Lauren

Today has been a good day! Not only was Maggie's bilirubin down but her lab report shows that she has some monocytes..these are basically baby white blood cells that will turn into neutrophils!

The doctor said that while her mouth is still full of sores and she still has all the mucous that it looks a little better today which is a sign that something is definitely happening with her bone marrow because typically the white cells will first go to those areas and try to heal them! Maggie has such a long way to go and this doesn't mean that things are perfect but it is such a huge step!! It could still be a few days before we see any true white blood cells but that's ok!

She got platelets just now and has been up all day! She is currently out of bed watching her iPad on the couch..first time she has been out of bed since last weekend!

Your prayers are working and I couldn't be more grateful!!!

Please keep praying. Pray for a peaceful Friday night. Pray for a sense of calmness for Maggie and Lauren. Pray that they have a good day. Pray for healing.

Please upload a photo! I know that Lauren has been heartened and strengthened by the love and support. Have a look at them, you’ll feel stronger too.The page is being updated constantly as we receive submissions. WE HAVE OVER 80 PICTURES UP ON THE WEBSITE! You can either upload them HERE or email them to me chris.popper@townsquaremedia.com

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. I know there are family going down this weekend to help Lauren and Maggie, but let’s face it, gas is expensive. If you want to make a donation, click HERE for the details.

Here’s a link to a video Maggie and Lauren made when the day was going well. Click Here