Cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases in 2012

  • The number of new cases is expected to rise by about 70% over the next 2 decades.

17-year-old Mackenna Newman recently posted a picture to Twitter that gave everyone online a glimpse into the personal struggle of fighting cancer.


Mackenna’s mother was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer and has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments that oftentimes require being isolated from others.


Patients undergoing chemotherapy are often isolated to reduce the risk of getting an infection from someone in their personal space.

This must be done because cancer patients receiving radiation have weakened immune systems.chemo

This photo of her father waiting outside of her mother’s room during one of these radiation treatments has touched the heart of so many online and the caption Mackenna provided is equally touching…

This picture hit thousands of people online are reacting to this shot of two people going through the struggle of their lives.

People immediately came to Mackenna and her family’s support.

Another man going through the same situation also appreciated the image a great deal.


In an interview, Mackenna expressed her gratitude for the overwhelming response that the picture of her father garnered.



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