The family got through those difficult days with love, hope and the support of the Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
“I love doing everything they have there, they have crafts. It just makes the experience more easier,” Maeve said.
She’s now cancer-free, but Maeve’s bones are still weak from the treatment. Her dad is her strength.
“He's kind of like my legs, because I can't run. So that's what's cool about it,” she said.
Now her father’s legs are going to carry him 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston to raise money for Dana-Farber.
He his running “to make sure that the next kid or the next man or woman who comes along has a better chance and a better quality of life as their going through treatment,” Kendall said.
Seeing Maeve at the finish line will make it all worthwhile.
“I think about that moment a lot when I'm out there running. That's exactly what I'm doing it for to have that fulfillment at the end,” Kendall said.
The Kendalls are hoping to raise $15,000 for Dana-Farber. To learn more about Mike's run and donate, visit the Run Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge website.