Small Town Big Heart

Makanda’s Story Touched Our Hearts

Throughout their travels across the country to film Small Town Big Deal, Rodney and Jann often discover people with extra special needs – like Makanda Williams, a young girl from Illinois with a rare form of brain cancer. Her heartbreaking story and others like hers are the inspiration behind Small Town Big Heart, a new segment of our show. We’ll be paying it forward with a 30-second commercial on the show that runs periodically to highlight individuals and organizations with special needs.

By featuring these special stories on our show and website, we hope to make a difference with the support of our fans across America. Be sure to visit our website often to view the next Small Town Big Heart story and learn how you can help. Because together, we can do more.

Makanda’s community, family, and friends are cheering her on, praying for a miracle and working to raise money for experimental treatments in Mexico.

Help Makanda and her family raise funds for promising new treatment for her rare and aggressive brain cancer.