9:25 AM Update

Maggie's Neutrophil levels are over 500! That means the hormone treatments she received yesterday have really boosted those little white blood cells! Two more days with counts over 500 will mean that she is "engrafted" which is a huge milestone with bone marrow transplants!

On the flip side, Maggie is still experiencing belly pain, so there will be an xray and ultrasound in today's orders.

After a great day yesterday, last night was filled with tummy pains and vomiting. Luckily around 11 she was asleep

She had spent the early evening while she was feeling better, telling ghost stories by "candlelight"

The cards and letters that Maggie is receiving have been great! The nurses are amazed at the volume of mail that Maggie has been receiving on a daily basis! One of the highlights of Maggie's day is when the mail arrives :) and the entire family loves looking at all the photos that we have posted on the website in support of Team Maggie!

Mark your calendar for Monday, August 19th, because that night will be a Team Maggie Night at Miguel's Mexican Restaurant on the Hogan Road in Bangor. They will be donating 10 percent of all the dinner sales to Team Maggie, and there will be a 50/50 raffle. If you would like to help with the planning, please call Chris Popper at 941-1994 or email me at chris.popper@townsquaremedia.com

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 7 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 chris.popper@townsquaremedia.com.

More later. Keep the faith Team Maggie!