'Ansley's Attempt' sets Guinness Book World record
DANIEL ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - A five-year-old Mt. Pleasant girl's year long battle with cancer is finally over. Ansley McEvoy's last chemotherapy treatment took place early Saturday morning. To make her day special, more than 1,500 people throughout the Lowcountry got together to celebrate her accomplishment in record breaking style.
"It is a year ago today that Ansley was first diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma stage 3," says Amy.
In exactly one year, Ansley went through 22 rounds of chemotherapy, five surgeries, and countless doctors visits.
After her last oral chemotherapy session, she got a surprise she won't soon forget.
Amy McEvoy says with the help of family friend Mason Mosie, Ansley's two favorite things greeted her at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island, Saturday.
"He asked us what she enjoyed doing," says Amy. "We told him she enjoyed getting cards and coloring. He combined those two things and said why don't we set a world record for the largest mosaic picture and have it be one of Ansley's pictures that she's drawn."
The whole family watched from a sky booth as a picture of themselves under a rainbow formed below them.
With the help of 1,458 people holding large poster boards above their heads for ten minutes, Ansley McEvoy now holds the world record for the world's largest picture mosaic.
"This is the beginning and the vision just continues to grow," says Ansley's father, Matt McEvoy.
Matt says the record breaking event is just the kick off to an even bigger goal.
The family envisions the construction an use of The Journey House, a home away from home that people like the McEvoy's can live in while their children are going through the same treatments Ansley experienced.