Roar, Macy, Roar


Name: Macy

Interests: Tumbling, arts and crafts, playing outside, making slime and playing board games

Diagnosis: Stage 3 Muscular Skeletal Cancer

Celebrity Cap Hero: Katy Perry

Imagine taking your little girl to the doctor because she has enlarged tonsils and it turns out to be cancer. Every parent’s worst nightmare, right? But when that little girl is Macy, a child who is always looking for ways to help others, you don’t have time for “why us?” You’re too busy preparing your battle plan. The words on Macy’s favorite t-shirt speak volumes: “Cancer picked the wrong girl.”

Macy chose Katy Perry as her Celebrity Cap Hero because “Katy is sassy, just like me.” The lyrics of Katy’s song “Roar,” played through Macy’s head during treatment:



I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter

Dancing through the fire

'Cause I am a champion, and you're gonna hear me roar

Louder, louder than a lion

'Cause I am a champion, and you're gonna hear me roar!



Since the day we first met Macy, she has been an inspiration to all of us at Caps For Kids. If you’ve been moved by her story, please consider hosting a Cap Day at your school or office in her honor.


“Thank you Caps For Kids for making a difference in Macy’s life and putting a smile on her face during this tough time.” – Macy’s mom

Jamie O'Berry