On May 13th, 2012 Brandi and Scot announced to the world that their “Little Bean” would be arriving December 4th, 2012. On November 9th, 2012 a “perfect little bitty”, Myalee Jacklyn McArthur weighing 5 lbs. 10oz., and 18 ¾ in. decided to say hello to the world on her own terms. Congratulations, well-wishes, and prayers poured in from all over to wish this little angel a very warm welcome. Proud brother Mason could not hold in his happiness and little Mya had him wrapped around her tiny fingers from the start. In fact, she had everyone captivated from first sight!
By December 12, their “little porker” clocked in at an amazing 9lb 1 oz! Needless to say, she was a strong, healthy baby! By January 17th, she was up to 11lb 3oz. Mya celebrated her six month birthday by showing the world her first tooth!!! The little peanut was growing up way too fast, and melting hearts in the process.
In September of 2013, family and friends were shocked to hear the news of Mya having “infected lymph nodes.” She endured surgery to biopsy the lymph nodes, and it was found to have been Neuroblastoma; a malignant tumor. Soon, baby Mya would be scheduled for more tests and another surgery. While the removal of the tumor was thought to be a success, by the end of October we found more enlarged lymph nodes. Yet again, the little trooper had to undergo another biopsy. Neuroblastoma was back. Mya will be undergoing more tests, port placement, and unfortunately chemotherapy.
Her family and friends want to do all that we can to support our little angel, and her Mommy and Daddy. Please do whatever is in your hearts to help. Prayers, thoughts, donations, food… ANYTHING! The support is what is getting everyone through this difficult time. As Myalee’s first birthday approaches, let’s give her the best gift anyone can have… LOVE & HOPE!!!