Mckenzi Taylor is a childhood leukemia survivor who has dedicated her life to saving sick, injured and abused animals — and her story is inspiring millions.
Mckenzi was only two years old when she was diagnosed with leukemia. During her long battle with cancer, two things kept her fighting — the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which granted her wish to be a Disney princess, and the promise of a puppy once her immune system was strong enough.
After years of fighting, Mckenzi finally beat the cancer, and her father took her to a local shelter to adopt a puppy. When they arrived, Mckenzi couldn’t believe how many sick and injured animals needed homes. She was saddened to learn there was no Make-A-Wish Foundation for animals, and decided to do something about it.
The result was poundWISHES, which allows animal welfare organizations to connect with donors across the country. Since its founding in 2014, poundWISHES has raised over $2 million and saved over 3,000 animals – am amazing record for just four years!