A Great Story, A Lot of Fun, Macifest is Next Weekend!
Macifest is all about kids but fun for all. It's next Saturday at the Lake Charles Civic Center. Listen to the Gator 99.5 Breakfast Bunch next week to win free tickets! Wondering what Macifest is? Read on.
Eight-year-old Maci and her mother, Nikki Fontenot, came up with the idea for MaciFest after holding a smaller birthday fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in January 2011 at St. Louis High School.
Maci and her family have first-hand experience with the positive impact that the Make-A-Wish Foundation has on the children with life threatening illnesses and families they serve. Almost four years ago after Maci was diagnosed with Optical Glioma (brain tumor), during her journey to recovery, the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted her wish of meeting the Jonas Brothers. Never forgetting that experience, Maci decided that she wanted to help fulfill other children's wishes. She is on a mission to make a difference and encourage other children to get involved. She is also working with the Texas Children's Hospital Optical Glioma research team to help find a cure for the blind to see again. Maci wants to be a part of helping herself and others see again. Maci lost all vision in her left eye due to the tumor but is alive and well and using her story to make good things come from something that didn't feel so good.