Makenzi’s ongoing abdominal pain turned out to be intestinal malrotation. Between her complicated surgery and treatments, she remained hospitalized for over a month. She took everything in stride, and didn’t even complain after having a nasogastric tube inserted for nearly three weeks. Makenzie was nominated by Andrea Westmoreland, her Child Life Specialist at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC, who was so inspired by her amazing attitude, motivating disposition and outgoing demeanor even while enduring so much during her stay. Kids Wish Network is pleased to award Makenzie as a Hero.