Can you believe it? It's been 2 weeks since Maggie has received the bone marrow from Lucas! When you look back at the updates from Days 7 and 8, they were pretty bleak, but the last 3-4 days have been excellent. That's not to say there can't be a few hiccups along the way, but we seem to be heading in the right direction!

Maggie had a good night. Her white cell count remains where it was yesterday, but today she begins a hormone therapy to encourage white blood cell growth. So while you're sitting at your desks, be a cheerleader, raise the pom poms and start cheering those white cells on, tell them to grow! Maggie's bilirubin (liver) count is a little elevated, but no worries according to Mom.

Most encouraging was that she ate a few bites of poptarts yesterday, and was able to do her oral care and swallow medicine without complaining. All great signs!

Today Wednesday, August 7th, Nelson Jewell, from Q106.5 FM will be broadcasting live from B and D Marine on Wilson Street in Brewer from 11 to 1. Stop by, we’ll enter you into a drawing for Kenny Chesney tickets for the concert tomorrow night at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, plus you can make a donation to the Rudnicki Family. All money collected will be deposited at People’s United Bank in the Team Maggie Account.

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 6 days has been nothing short of miraculous!  Pray for a peaceful day and week ahead. Pray for those white blood cells to start multiplying!  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!

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

More tomorrow. Keep the faith Team Maggie!