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First of all, a huge THANK-YOU to everyone who has already donated to help cover the costs for Mikaela's surgery and for the many many prayers!

Mikaela is back home and following a round of ABM therapy, we are already seeing a more calm little girl, praise the Lord!

We now begin an exciting local campaign called Moustaches for Mikaela.  Mikaela's daddy has had his moustache for over half of his lifetime, you could say its one of his defining characteristics:)  Chris is giving up his moustache, that's right, shaving it off for his little girl!  The infamous moustache is set to come off on Sunday, May 26, 2019.  As an added bonus, Matthias, Mikaela's little brother will be receiving his first ever haircut - him too giving it up for his big sister!!



Mikaela is a 5 year old Yellowknifer who had severe strokes at birth, causing her to have Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, severe seizures, blindness and other challenges.  Life for Mikaela has been a struggle from birth, with ongoing pain and suffering throughout her short life that came to a point of desperation with the dislocation of her hip, a result of the spasticity from the cerebral palsy.  Even a simple diaper change is a challenge and often results in hours of crying from the pain it causes.  As of March 21, 2019 Mikaela was admitted to hospital for pain management, on round-the-clock morphine.  She needs urgent surgery to address her dislocated hip. There is a unique surgery available only in the United States that is less invasive, with better outcomes and much less recovery time. The only available option in Canada is to sever some tendons around the hip, which would result in the loss of any possible mobility, eliminating any potential for using those muscles again. There are only two practitioners in the United States with the expertise to perform the alternative procedure whereby holes are made in the fascia of the muscles, stretching them out, reducing the spasticity and thus the risk of dislocating again. The benefit of this procedure is that there is no loss in function but rather a potential to gain in function. With severing tendons, as done in Canada, there is a permanent loss of function. With Mikaela’s severe disability, every bit of mobility counts.  For instance, with this potential for mobility, would come the potential for Mikaela to reposition herself at night for comfort and pain relief.  Right now, Ruth or Chris wake up every night, multiple times a night to re-position her.  For the past couple of years, Mikaela has also been engaged in a very specialized form of therapy called the Anat Baniel Method (ABM), a therapy for brain injury and neuro-movement.  The MacNaughton family has witnessed gains from this therapy, for instance noting increased mobility in her arms, reduced spasticity in her legs, much more movement in her neck, improved posture, increased awareness and responsiveness, gaining of some sight, improved sleep, and overall improved quality of life. It is their hope and prayer that by preserving the potential for mobility in her legs, Mikaela's overall quality of life and their family's quality of life would be improved significantly.

Answers to prayer have resulted in a swift response from a practitioner in Galveston, Texas and surgery is scheduled to proceed on April 24, 2019.  Unfortunately, this surgery is not covered and the estimated cost of the surgery and four days in hospital is just over US $30,000 (approximately $40,000 CAD, not including the cost of flights and accomodations).

Please pray for a successful surgery and improved quality of life for Mikaela.

The MacNaughton Family is so very grateful for all the prayers, love and support!
 

Anonymous

2019-06-21 20:00:25

My sweet friend Ruthie - blessings and prayers to you and your sweet family!!

Marta and Manuel

2019-05-29 03:02:23

Thinking of you and wishing you all the very best! You are truly an amazing and inspirational family. Love from Marta and Manuel!

Katyann L Morrow

2019-05-28 19:18:18

Wishing Mikaela all the best in her recovery! Love to Ruth and Chris from the D’Angelo’s, Joe, Katy, Emery and Colbie

Ashley Parsons

2019-05-25 23:14:40

Much love to a family that INSPIRES ME!

Sheena Gagnon

2019-05-25 13:51:09

Sending healing prayers to a sweet little girl!

Annadrea Naomi Enns Friessen

2019-05-23 03:36:32

Sending prayers for Mikaela and your family! We love you... Naomi & Alain Jacobo

Isaac Enns Neufeld

2019-05-23 03:28:05

Praying for you and your sweat Mikaela! Isaak,Eva &Elli Enns

Angela MacDonald

2019-05-22 14:53:29

Praying for your beautiful family.

Leonardo & Anita Enns

2019-05-15 14:18:30

God Bless your family

Axelle Simpson

2019-05-15 12:18:06

All the best for your sweet girl!

Jamie Ross

2019-05-14 23:36:12

Wishing your family all the best xx

Anonymous

2019-05-08 04:12:04

God be with you

Helga Fech

2019-05-04 14:14:42

May God grant His mercy, help and healing. Praying.

Brigitte D Henschel

2019-05-04 14:02:32

May God lead your paths as you continue to seek the best ways to relieve Mikaela’s suffering.

Nancy Moore

2019-05-03 10:55:57

Sending our prayers to your family and praying that this surgery and recovery goes well ♥️ The Moore family

Carol Dudgeon

2019-05-03 01:54:33

Praying

Jean E Cargnelli

2019-05-02 23:14:25

Our prayer's are with you all

Martin Handly

2019-05-02 12:13:23

Wishing you all more strength with each coming day and may the surgery go well.

David Rempel

2019-05-01 22:48:25

We are so sad that your sweet girl has had so much pain. We pray for better days ahead and that God give you the strength you need each day.

Sara Scott

2019-05-01 19:50:03

Courage and bravery lies in each one of us and it is being summoned in your family now. Sending lots of love to you Ruth...Your family is a symbol and example of strength and perseverance.

Christine Cavenagh

2019-05-01 04:00:52

Praying for your family. ❤

Shannon Haszard

2019-05-01 03:50:33

Much love!

Benita Tovstiga

2019-05-01 01:03:54

Praying for you, for a quick recovery, that the surgery might be successful and give Mikaela the pain relief that she needs, and that you will feel God holding you close and sustaining you.

Myriam-Laurie Dufresne

2019-04-30 20:42:01

All our hope for best possible care for Mikaela

Anonymous

2019-04-30 15:56:43

We are praying!!!

Frank Mikkelsen

2019-04-30 12:42:29

Get Better... Eleanor and Frank Mikkelsen

Robert Blunt

2019-04-29 23:55:30

With love for all of you from Rob and Nerida

Elizabeth Jacky

2019-04-29 21:30:20

Sweet girl, wishing you a pain free life ahead.

Lynda Koe

2019-04-29 16:57:37

Thinking of You !

Violet E Shevkenek

2019-04-29 15:02:01

We are praying and trusting for Jesus’ healing touch in your life, Mikaela, and for continuing strength and health for your family.

Catherine Ardiles

2019-04-28 13:19:04

We hope for a speedy recovery!

Chris and Rebekah Kelln

2019-04-28 01:17:32

Praying for your family ❤️

Judith Friesen

2019-04-27 15:28:41

Wishing you and your beautiful family all the best and strength to carry on.

Anonymous

2019-04-27 11:15:24

Praying for you! Ruth you are an inspiration.

Cheryl Robinson-Houweling

2019-04-27 04:11:59

From Hazel

Anonymous

2019-04-27 00:36:45

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!!!

Sheila Miller

2019-04-26 18:46:19

Sending love and prayers to your family.

Bruce W Stewart

2019-04-26 16:04:05

thanks for the opportunity to give

Christie Burr

2019-04-26 14:42:55

Thinking of all of you Ruth :)

Natalie Goertzen

2019-04-25 17:37:49

Praying for you!

Darcy & Dayle Hernblad

2019-04-25 16:38:50

Be strong Mikaela, recover quickly & fully... your “Village” is behind you every step of the way young beautiful girl!!! We ❤️ love ❤️ you SO much!!

J M OP DER HEIJDE

2019-04-25 14:39:20

Your family is loved and prayed for ❤️

Dietmar & Tracy Sedens

2019-04-24 22:19:24

Praying

Melanie Fecteau

2019-04-24 21:06:54

Love you all, wishing you the best with this surgery

Anonymous

2019-04-24 16:31:48

Much love and prayers!!!!!

Jill Kendall

2019-04-24 05:26:22

Thinking of you all!

Patricia A Nymark

2019-04-24 05:24:01

I pray the surgery goes well with the best possible outcome.

Anonymous

2019-04-24 03:36:06

Wishing your little lamb a successful surgery and a speedy recovery ❤️

Anonymous

2019-04-24 01:21:58

Praying for you.

Anonymous

2019-04-24 00:54:55

Love y’all and Praying for y’all. Hugs

Kim Austin

2019-04-24 00:20:32

Love you four.

Bruce Stuart

2019-04-23 23:48:40

Praying with you!!!

Anna Loo

2019-04-23 23:11:05

We are praying. ~The Loo family

Jennifer Brink

2019-04-23 22:22:35

Lots of love and prayers from the Brinks!

Message from Ruth and Chris
June 2, 2019, 5:43 am

As this fundraiser wraps up we want to express a heartfelt thank you for so much love, prayers, support, encouragement, and generosity. Thank you so much for your contribution in changing our little girl’s life and improving her quality of life. We feel so blessed by our community; by each of you! May God bless you all in ways only He can!

We are so humbled by all the kindness! Thank you for loving our little girl with us! ❤️

Message from Ruth and Chris
June 2, 2019, 5:43 am

As this fundraiser wraps up we want to express a heartfelt thank you for so much love, prayers, support, encouragement, and generosity. Thank you so much for your contribution in changing our little girl’s life and improving her quality of life. We feel so blessed by our community; by each of you! May God bless you all in ways only He can!

We are so humbled by all the kindness! Thank you for loving our little girl with us! ❤️

Message from Ruth and Chris
June 2, 2019, 5:43 am

As this fundraiser wraps up we want to express a heartfelt thank you for so much love, prayers, support, encouragement, and generosity. Thank you so much for your contribution in changing our little girl’s life and improving her quality of life. We feel so blessed by our community; by each of you! May God bless you all in ways only He can!

We are so humbled by all the kindness! Thank you for loving our little girl with us! ❤️

Update #6
May 27, 2019, 8:51 pm

Yesterday Chris had his mustach shave and Matthias had his head shaved.  All for the a great cause. 
I've added some images to the gallery of the site,  unfortunately some pictures can't be rotated.
This event received some great media coverage and a Special Thank You to  "James & Ragged Ass Barbershop" for opening up his shop on Sunday in support of this event.
ziggy

Mustaches for Mikaela
May 25, 2019, 8:11 am

First of all, a huge THANK-YOU to everyone who has already donated to help cover the costs for Mikaela's surgery and for the many many prayers!

Mikaela is back home and following a round of ABM therapy, we are already seeing a more calm little girl, praise the Lord!

We now begin an exciting local campaign called Moustaches for Mikaela.  Mikaela's daddy has had his moustache for over half of his lifetime, you could say its one of his defining characteristics:)  Chris is giving up his moustache, that's right, shaving it off for his little girl!  The infamous moustache is set to come off on Sunday, May 26, 2019.  As an added bonus, Matthias, Mikaela's little brother will be receiving his first ever haircut - him too giving it up for his big sister!!

 

Mustaches for Mikaela
May 25, 2019, 8:11 am

First of all, a huge THANK-YOU to everyone who has already donated to help cover the costs for Mikaela's surgery and for the many many prayers!

Mikaela is back home and following a round of ABM therapy, we are already seeing a more calm little girl, praise the Lord!

We now begin an exciting local campaign called Moustaches for Mikaela.  Mikaela's daddy has had his moustache for over half of his lifetime, you could say its one of his defining characteristics:)  Chris is giving up his moustache, that's right, shaving it off for his little girl!  The infamous moustache is set to come off on Sunday, May 26, 2019.  As an added bonus, Matthias, Mikaela's little brother will be receiving his first ever haircut - him too giving it up for his big sister!!

 

Update #3
May 14, 2019, 11:42 am

My apologies for the delay in updating everyone, but here is an update on the progress of Mikaela's recovery following the second surgery:

"Thankfully Mikaela has been discharged from hospital and recovering at our AirBNB.  Thank-you for all the prayers, love and support!  We are truly grateful.

Mikaela's second surgery required the removal of the pin that had been put in during the first surgery and for a larger plate to be put in to stabilize the bone.  She has to wear a body brace for the next few months.  This restricts the movement in her hips and helps her heal the right way.  Now with the second surgery her range of motion is really restricted.  She cannot sit up in her wheelchair nor can she lay flat but has to be in a reclined position.  We have a stroller that was gifted to us from Malcolm Austin that is working well (thank you sweet Malcolm & Austins).

We are travelling tomorrow [Tuesday, May 14, 2019] (starting at 2 am).  It will be a long day.  Please pray for safe and uneventful travels.

Thank-you to all!!!

Update #2 - Additional Surgery required
April 30, 2019, 3:48 pm

Hello all,

Here's another update from Ruth:

"Mikaela was suppose to be discharged from the hospital yesterday but the x-Ray revealed a problem - looks like the bone broke around the pin as her bones are too fragile (lacking in density and strength from not weight bearing). That explains why she was still having so much pain. She has to go back in for another surgery now tomorrow morning (Wednesday). It was disappointing news for sure but we are thankful that it happened now instead of after discharge or after being back in Canada or even just before we travel back. We are trusting God’s got this."

Let's continue to pray for Mikaela as she undergos further surgery tomorrow morning.  Thank-you everyone!

Recovery Progress
April 26, 2019, 7:26 pm

Here is a recent update from Ruth and Chris:
"Much better day today.  Praise God.  She rested very little the first 24-30 hours post-op.  Too much pain and discomfort.  We finally have better pain control.  Please pray for no post-op complications.  We are looking forward to brighter days ahead."

Ruth asked to let everyone know how very humbled and incredibly thankful they are for all the prayers, love and support!!

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