Hello!  Welcome to my website! 

My name is Maya Collins.  I am 8 years old and I have been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).  I am a strong, feisty girl and I am determined to beat this disease.  I was diagnosed April 2011 and was in the hospital for 6 grueling months.  After two rounds of chemo to put my cancer into remission I underwent a bone marrow transplant on September 1st, 2011.  I returned home in October but unfortunately we found out in May 2012 that my leukemia had relapsed.  I had a second transplant August 2, 2012 and remained in remission for 4 years but unfortunately relapsed again in June 2016.  I'm back in the fight again, but I'm strong and ready to kick this cancer to the curb once and for all!  Thank you for following my story.

*Sadly, Maya passed away from complications that arose from her treatments on October 3rd, 2017.  She is forever in our hearts and her life has made an impact on so many people who knew and loved her.  Her "Random Acts of Kindness" cards are available to print out here.  Just download the PDF file, print, cut and pay it forward.  If you'd like high quality, laminated cards, please contact Maya's momma to order: bcdesign@cinci.rr.com.  Maya spent the last year of her life undergoing a 3rd transplant at St. Jude.  It is an incredible hospital and we are so grateful for everyone both at St. Jude and Children's Hospital of Cincinnati for caring for our girl.  Maya's artwork is now being sold to raise money for several organizations including St. Jude, Cincinnati Children's and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  To browse some of her artwork please click here.  A donation to any of these organizations in her honor would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.  #MayaStrong. 

If you have received one of Maya's Random Acts of Kindness cards, please

 go to our Facebook page and tell us the story of how you received it,

 where you are from and how you paid it forward!  

To read Maya's entire journey go to her blog here:  http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mayacollins

To purchase my artwork please go to the Shop page!