By DANI BLACKBURN
While other mothers were busy Halloween night chasing princesses and superheroes as they loaded up on candy, Maci McClelland’s worst fears as a mom came true. Her new baby boy, appearing perfectly healthy until a few days before, was diagnosed with cancer.
McClelland, 22, long-time resident and graduate of Bowie High School, is no stranger to health concerns when it comes to her children.
Her oldest daughter, Taylynne, was born four months premature and weighed in at only one pound, eight ounces. Her daughter spent four and a half months in the hospital fighting for her life before she was healthy enough to be taken home.
Her second child, Raylen, was born 10 weeks early at three pounds, five ounces, but was otherwise healthy.
Creedyn, on the other hand, was almost full term at 36 weeks and appeared healthy. McClelland enjoyed a short, blissful time of raising three adorable, healthy children.
Then the unimaginable happened. At just nine weeks old, Creedyn was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, or ALL. Read the story of this family’s fight against a childhood cancer in the weekend News.
Pictured (Top) Creedyn McClelland.