About Maeci & Gracie

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Indiana, United States
Maeci & Gracie met during chemo in 2010 at Riley Children's Hospital in Indiana. Maeci was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma Stage IV and Gracie was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor - Oligoastrocytoma. Maeci has been in remission for a year & 1/2. Gracie finished up her chemo, the tumor is stable and will have MRI's every three months. The girls were able to take their Wish trips together. They decided after having such a great time, they wanted to "give back" to other sick kids.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

2012 Fast Pitch Tournament Results

Maeci, Deja (Wish Kid) & Gracie
After an amazing day on Saturday, September 22nd, we are very happy to announce that we raised $7100 to grant Deja’s wish!!!! Thank you again to the teams that came out to play…
Worlds Greatest Ump, Mr. Bill, Maeci & Gracie
  • Hurricanes
  • Rampage
  • Twisters
  • Eclipse
  • Camby Caos
  • Avon Elite
  • Triple H All Stars
  • Aftershock
  • Hurricanes
  • Center Grove Xplosion
  • Avon Elite
  • Angels
  • Bandits
  • Indy Crush
Matt & Pop sportin' their Prayin' for Gracie T's
You were all winners!!!! Thank you to the coaches, parents, volunteers, and umpires for coming out and making this another success!!! Maeci and Gracie have granted 5 wishes in 3 softball tournaments!!  For those of you who could not make it out to the tournament, we are making the photos available we took during the event.

Awesome Family, The Mayes.  HUGE Hearts!

Steph & Keli (Maeci & Gracie's Mom's)

Steph, Stacy & Keli
Jay & Keli

Maeci, Tori & Gracie

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation – Ride for Kids 2012 Posted

As you’ve probably read in earlier posts, Gracie was diagnosed with a brain tumor in early 2010.  While part of it has been removed the part which cannot be removed is stable, but the battle is not over.  In order to start finding cures for brain tumors in children we need more research. One group which specializes in brain tumor research for children is the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.  The foundation is going to have their annual event Ride for Kids on September 9, 2012 here in Indianapolis, IN.  This year we have a page on their site about Gracie and her battle.  We set a goal on the site for money raised in Gracie’s name to $5,000.  So far the page has been up for 3 days and we are over $800.  Here is the link to Gracie’s page.    

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Give Back Tournament

The Tournament is just around the corner and I know everyone is ready to get down the business of granting wishes!  Here is the schedule info as well the logistics you’ll need to know about for Saturday.

8:00am – Opening Ceremony
8:30am – Tournament Games begin, refer to the Team Schedules
1:17pm - We will stop the games for a moment of silence and balloon release in Memory of Brianna McQueen.4:00pm – Silent Auction Ends, you will need to be present to pickup and pay for your item.

Please remember to check in at registration table and have your registration fee paid!  We ask that your team arrive at least an hour before game time to register and if games are running ahead of schedule then we can keep the games moving.  We have requested that each team bring a couple of balls (these do not need to be new ones!)

You will also need to have team members sign the Roster Waver document.  Please have an adult sign for any kids under the age of 18 playing on your team.  This document will need to be completed before your team can play.

And we certainly cannot forget to provide you the Rules of the tournament.

Shirts will be available for purchase $15 each or 2 for $25  (shirts were designed by Brianna’s sister Tori McQueen)

$3 at the gate….concessions will be open, but no alcohol will be sold, so coolers must remain in parking lot.

Also, this year we are planning on live blogging the Tournament.  If you are not able to attend in person you can follow along with the events of the day through the blog. 

See ya Saturday…Bring your sunblock, its going to be HOT!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Maeci and Gracie "Give Back a Wish" 2nd Annual Softball Tournament

MAECI & GRACIE "GIVE BACK A WISH" Softball Tournament is this Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 8am!! We have 26 teams signed up and have room for 4 MORE TEAMS! Many of you have said you have teams BUT YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED!!! Go to http://www.maeciandgracie.com/ to register your team! If you can not pay the registration fee until that morning then please let us know...IT HAS TO BE PAID BEFORE YOU STEP ON THE FIELD!!!!!! Stephanie (because you all know by now that I know nothing about rules other than breaking them) will be emailing all the captains on Tuesday, the rules, the roster/waiver and the schedule of when you will play on Saturday!

2012 Relay for Life

2102 Relay for life was a huge success! The girls led a few laps carrying the torch. They also MC'd to kick off the walkers. So proud of these girls!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


We are only 10 days away from the Maeci & Gracie 2nd Annual “Give Back” a Wish Softball Tournament! Can you believe it’s been a year already? You don’t want to miss out on this fun family day and be a part of granting wishes for very deserving sick kids. Kids who deserve to smile, laugh and ENJOY some fun moments without worrying about the next treatment, blood draw, chemo, scan, MRI, etc. We already have MANY teams registered, but it’s not to late for YOU to grab some buddies and register YOUR team! We need to get the roster ready. The deadline is MAY 12th! HURRY, RUN, JOG, WALK IF YOU HAVE TO BUT HURRY!!! I promise you will not only have a GREAT time but you will walk away feeling BLESSED, sweaty, dirty and stinky but BLESSED!!!

Register here at www.maeciandgracie.com and click on the “Donate” button