A while back, Mackenzie was competing with her young swim team, the East Coast C-Cerpants, when Mackenzie inexplicably got very tired and sore.

A short time later, she "suffered an episode that led to right side paralysis and pain, and was rushed immediately to the ER."

Months later, Mackenzie was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

Rather than be bogged down by the diagnosis, Mackenzie has chosen to go right on enjoying life. Her story is a remarkable one, and is explained on a website, Happy Perfectly Imperfect. You can read her story - and maybe even help a great cause - by clicking here.

Mackenzie's one of our favorite Cat Country listeners, and we wish her well on her journey!

Courtesy of Renee Blizzard
Courtesy of Renee Blizzard