Students of the Year Indianapolis

Maia McIntosh | Maia McIntosh's Campaign Team

Welcome to Maia McIntosh's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 17, 2019

I am thrilled to be participating in the 2019 Student of the Year program in honor of my dad, Jeff McIntosh. When I was 9 years old, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a confusing time, but after a double mastectomy, she was cancer free.  When I was 10, my dad was diagnosed with kidney cancer. It was devastating to have another cancer diagnosis, but after a major surgery, he was also cancer free. 

When I was 14, my dad received another cancer diagnosis.  This time, it was Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.  And this time, there was no surgery, no cure.  Thankfully, my dad takes a daily chemo pill, called Gleevac, that has saved his life. He will have CML forever, but Gleevac allows him to live a full and reasonably health life. If it wasn't for this medication and the research of amazing doctors, he simply wouldn't be alive today. 

When the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student of the Year program was introduced to me, there was no way that I could say no, especially when I found out that LLS contributed years ago toward the creation and research of Gleevac, the very drug that has saved my dad's life. 

This seven week initiative in which select high school students from around the country participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is underway. Today, I ask you to consider donating to this incredible case in hopes to find a cure for blood cancer. 

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS-funded research, but will help provide critical information and support for patients, and support advocacy for laws to ensure patients can access the care and treatments they need.

LLS thanks you and my family and I thank you for caring about us and for joining us in yet another fight against cancer. 

For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org.

 

56 Comments

  • Holly Nelson

    Charles ‘GT Charlie’ Gorth III... Greatest Human Know Getting ready for the fight of his life against NHL!! Go Dad!!! I’ve wagered the kids college funds in your favor... pls don’t give up otherwise these kids are never going to be able to move out 😘

  • Debra and Edrice Simmons-Clements

    Proud of you Auntie Edrice and Auntie Debra

  • The Morse Family

    Go Maia- We hope you do really well with this incredible opportunity to raise money and awareness. Big Hugs, The Morse Family

  • Kristi Dorman

    So proud of you, Maia!!

  • Sarge

    Maia, best of luck reaching your goals. Your dad is a wonderful person, and we are truly blessed to have him in our lives. It is a wonderful thing to see how strong your family is. I lost both of my parents to Cancer, and it does my heart good to see someone like you dedicated to such an incredibly worthy cause. I have no doubt you will reach, or more than likely exceed your goals. Sarge

  • Olivia Phillips

    We are proud of you Maia! Love Uncle Derek, Aunt Olivia and Cecelia

  • Michael and Cindy Hunt

    Michael and Cindy Hunt

  • Joseph George

    I will always remember you Daddy.

  • Karen Spitler

    Good Luck Maia!! I wish your family well during this tough time

  • Anissa Madru

    Go Maia! So proud of you and your efforts!

  • Jenifer Lehman

    Thank you Maia for being a Champion for LLS

  • Amy Marckese-Braun

    Very proud of Maia!!!!!!!!!! Love, Marckese

  • JoEtta Smethers

    Maia, Grandpa and I are so very proud of you. Joe & JoEtta

  • Lora Huber Branson

    Wishing you the best in your fund raising efforts!

  • Cheryl Lonergan

    Proud of you Maia. It is exciting to see you walking in your parents’ footsteps.

  • Charity Prather

    Good luck with your campaign! Lots of love from your cousin Dylan xoxoxo

  • Anonymous

    Happy to help out this great cause from an incredible lady!

  • kara smith

    I love our giving spirit! (and that beautiful smile too!)

  • Cara Taylor

    Kick cancer's butt. All our love + best wishes, Cara, Noah and Lia Taylor

  • Mandy Schwartzentruber

    Keep spreadin' the love, Maia!

  • Michael Burnett

    Love the work you are doing Maia. God has blessed you. Mike and Kafen

  • Tina McIntosh

    We are so proud of you, Mo!

  • Dave Metcalf

    Keep up the great work Maia!!!

  • Richard Perez

    So proud of you Mo for doing this, I know this is a charity that's close to your heart and we're glad to help in anyway. Leader on and off the field!😁

  • Leah Shattuck

    Maia, when we received your letter I knew I would support your fundraising efforts toward LLS. (Rock on! And thank God for answered prayers!) Since then, my high school buddy lost her fight with lymphoma. Her funeral is later this week. God is so hard to understand, but as I get older, trusting him becomes a little easier every day - even among the sadness. Keep up your great work; you have many that will support you! -Leah Shattuck

  • Molly Rand

    Sorry I missed hot chocolate! Proud of you for undertaking this effort in honor of your Dad and others. The Rand Family

  • Lisa Roman

    Love you, Maia!

  • Corrina Thompson

    Love you, girl! -TeTe

  • Peg Pearson

    What a wonderful cause you are working toward. Good luck and keep up the good work! Ken & Peg Parsons

  • Beth Olson

    So proud of you! Great job!

  • Michelle Brady

    Good Luck, Maia!

  • Todd & Kim Martin

    Great job stepping up for a wonderful cause - so many families affected by cancer! We wish the entire Mcintosh family blessings in 2019 and beyond! The Martin Family!!!

  • Ellen Poffenberger

    Happy to support Maia McIntosh's fundraising efforts, and to honor the strength of Jeff McIntosh.

  • Ed and Linda Gehr

    Good Luck Maia! Such a great cause!

  • Anonymous

    From your friends at the Fort Wayne DMA office!

  • Laura Renner

    You rock, MM!

  • Theresa Bonner

    Maia you are so amazing, but I would not expect anything less than that...seeing as though you're the daughter of Jeff and Tina McIntosh!! :)

  • Jenna Kruse

    Hi Maia! Wow! I am excited to support you and your causes! I am donating in honor of your family and a track athlete I used to coach named Emily Settle who has bravely battled Leukemia as a college student. Thanks for making us aware of these good causes. (When you have more details about your mission trip, I would love to contribute to that as well, so keep me updated) :) Much love Maia <3

  • Adam Mohr

    Hope you set the world record for donations! Seriously...go girl!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for bringing the LN/LC Faculty game back as a Lawrence tradition!

  • Mark and Jill Steenbarger

    We love you Mia!!

  • Sydney Daniels

    Awesome job Maia! I know you Dad is very proud!

  • Jodi Patsiner

    Shine On and Thank You for honoring your Dad and living Love in this way. Hugs, Jodi

  • Powers Family

    Great job Maia!! Yaya Lora, Tim, Audrey and Ryan

  • Helene Scott

    Such an honor to be able to support this effort.

  • Julie Harshaw

    Thank you Maia for being such a light in this world!

  • Kathy Cruz

    You’re doing great things Maia!!

  • Libby Turner

    Way to go Maia.

  • Amber Leonhard

    So proud of you & all you’re doing, Maia!

  • Callie Hoppes

    "She believed she could, so she did" You go girl! Congrats, the Hoppes Family

  • Teresa Altemeyer

    Thank you so much for your efforts for blood cancer patients!

  • The Saul Family

    You're doing great work, Maia!

  • Dana Altemeyer

    Teresa Altemeyer

  • Barb Gable

    Good luck Maia! Love this! Such a great summary of why this is so important.

  • Jessica Carroll

    Love what you’re doing Maia. ❤️

  • Stuart Chilton

    Learning that someone at my school whose Dad has leukemia really said something to me and I wanted to help. She has started a charity for it and I want to help out by donating as well.

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