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Hi I'm Maycie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Maycie, 30, a true country girl that loves to go places, see new things, and do new things. I did volunteer for Haven Hospice and assisted living places, even though I had to pay for transportation, it was worth it. Also, I love to hang out with family and friends. When I was about six weeks old, I had a stroke, which left me clumsy on my left side. My mom and grandma would take me to physical therapy 3 days a week for about 12 yrs, which was about a 60 mile round trip each time. When I was 4 years old, I started having seizures. On the way to the hospital I had stopped breathing twice, then spent 4 days in an induced coma until my seizures could get under control. This started many trips to the hospital and doctors' offices for tests, MRI's, bloodwork, PET scans, CTscans, EEG's, fMRI, Physiological testing, enough to glow in the dark forever. The medicines would make me sleep a lot or make my hair fall out and I needed 7 baby root canals done on my teeth, not to mention getting aplastic anemia. In the mean time, my neurologist told my parents not to even worry about school and they were also told by Shands clinic that I should be institutionalized by second grade, but my mom wouldn't let them! Later at 14, I had surgery on my brain, but unfortunately it didn't work, so me and my family prayed and prayed to find the right doctors and hospital. We finally did at Duke University, where half my brain was taken out. it has been 14 years since my last seizure.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a very strong testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints. I'm a true believer of the power of priesthood blessings and the power of prayer. My disability isn't a curse from God or a punishment, but a gift. Many wonderful people have been brought into my life to help me and to love me because of it. For example, my cousin, the head of pathology dept, would hold me while my blood was drawn, my mom's employees would give blood for me and take me to/from school, the nurses would smother me with hugs n kisses, and my doctors treat me like a queen, some still call me on the phone! I have met people like me that need surgery and were scared and I've helped them have confidence enough to do it to save their lives. I probably never would have connected with Haven Hospice or assisted living people, so that's been one of the biggest blessings of all. Also, when my mom taught her sixth graders, I visited them and talked with them all about my disability, I loved that too. Most of all, the surgery itself was successful with taking my seizures away, after much prayer and fasting. I know without a doubt that there were angels among me before, during, and after my surgery. Still angels follow me constantly to protect me and my family. I have learned through study and prayer that the Book of Mormon is true because too many things happen to prove it to be true. The gospel has helped me in so many ways in life. We all say that trials can be tough, well I believe we can learn from them. I'm so very grateful and blessed for everything that my Heavenly Father has given me in my life. I am so very blessed to have a loving family who stands by me through the good times and bad.

How I live my faith

Any callings or talks in the church that I'm asked to do, I'm grateful to accept. They sometimes stress me out and are very difficult for me to do, but I know that with the help of the Lord all things are possible. However, I love to help out where I can, whenever I can, in anyway that I can.