Miracle Madden

$23,096 of $15k goal

Raised by 185 people in 46 months

Our miracle Madden came into this world crying and screaming, which is normal for most babies, but this is something we were told Madden would never do. Just like his brother Jake, we were told Madden would not live long after he was born because of a very rare genetic condition. Well, Madden has a way of proving doctors wrong and on May 25th, did just that. Madden has a rare condition called Jeunes Syndrome http://www.seattlechildrens.org/medical-conditions/chromosomal-genetic-conditions/jeune-syndrome/ and due to its rarity the doctors are unable to treat him at our local hospital. He likely needs multiple chest expansion surgeries called the VEPTR procedure. The specialist that has agreed to see him is located at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and we will be traveling there very soon so he can finally be evaluated by the experts. The costs associated with having a child with special needs are extraordinary. Many people have asked how they can help and for now this is the best way to help Madden and our family get to the doctors who can help him. We appreciate all of the amazing support we have received from friends and family. Thank you so much in advance for helping our little guy get the help he needs to continue the fight! 


Your donations will be used for Madden's medical expenses and travel costs associated with the trips to and from Philadelphia for the family.

Thank you again. Love, The Sheridan Family

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Update 15
43 months ago
You can follow Madden's progress at www.facebook.com/goteammadman
Thanks for the support!!
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Update 14
43 months ago
Hello all, we are so excited by the news story about our little guy that aired on CBS in Philadelphia! This is a link to the story if you would like to watch it:

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/01/08/health-problem-paying-medical-bills-many-turn-to-public-for-help/

We have been so fortunate to receive such amazing support and we can never be thankful enough.

Also, if you are on facebook, Madden's page with daily updates on his progress: is www.facebook.com/goteammadman

Thank you all again! We love and appreciate you,
The Sheridans (Mandy, Chris, Bailey and of course Madman)
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Update 13
43 months ago
Madden Update: They switched his ventilator settings to CPAP, which means he is breathing on his own now with the number of breaths he is taking (he still has the tube, but isn't getting an extra number of breaths from the machine). He does still require extra pressure to make his breaths big enough, but this is definitely a huge step in the right direction. We just hope his blood gas shows that he is tolerating this change. His next gas is at 8 tonight, so we just wait and see... I now know more about ventilators than I have EVER wanted to know! UGH!! :) All of my critical care nursing friends, my hat is off to you all!!
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Update 12
43 months ago
Madden Update: We apologize for the delay in posting an update. Today was just one of those roller coaster tough days in the ICU. Madden is ok, but some issues have crept up. 1.) His left lung doesn't look great on the xray. It looks a little collapsed and junky. He is still oxygenating ok on the vent, but has had a ton of secretions from his vent. This probably means his cold or aspiration might be a problem. We will see what the x-ray at 4am shows. 2.) We are still weaning his vent settings, hoping he can work off from more of the support. We think we pushed him a little too fast today because his blood gases looked awful this afternoon. They improved this evening after we upped some of the ventilator support, so we are repeating the blood gas again at midnight to see if we need to change any additional settings on his vent. 3.) Our little drug addict is experiencing a little withdrawal since we stopped his oxy yesterday. I told him this had NEVER happen when he is older. He is better tonight after we added some of his meds back.... Druggie :) So, as I told Tiffany today, he will have cool scars and an addiction... chicks will REALLY dig him now... (I'm really trying to find humor in all of this). We are hoping we can wean down some of his meds over the next few days to get past this. 4.)Madden was just very uncomfortable today and required a lot of sedation *different meds than the withdrawal* so he had to be sedated most of the day, he started acting more like himself this afternoon and we finally got some play time in. So, today was a tough day emotionally because we are scared. We just hope the next time we try to get him off the vent will be successful... Our poor guy has some work to do to get to that point still. Thank you to everyone who asked how he was today. We were still trying to process a challenging day before posting... Thank you for the support.
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Heather Walter
45 months ago

From a fellow gofundme user dealing with recurrent loss, I wish you all the best of luck with your little Madden. He's absolutely precious!

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Ricky Molano
45 months ago

Hi mandy congratulations to baby miracle madden for so many supporters. its such a blessing. My wife has an illness and she will be dealing with this life long illness for the rest of her life. If u please could help me on giving me some tips to help get my wife's page out there to help support her page and donations. she has yet to recieve one donation but we still have much hope. god bless baby miracle madden and your family gofundme.com/1d2py0

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Rhonda Yeakley
46 months ago

I am Madden's grandmother (Meme) and I appreciate all the support everyone has given to Madden, Mandy, Chris and Bailey. I wanted to let everyone know that another great way to make a donation is by donating airline points/miles. There will be a lot of trips back and forth to Philadelphia and this would help a lot. Thanks again to everyone that has donated and to everyone for keeping Madden in their prayers.

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Mandy Sheridan
46 months ago

Words cannot explain how amazing all of our friends and family are!!! We are so thankful for each of you :) we should know more later today about the timing of all of this. Madden requires a medical plane staffed with a doctor so he cannot fly commercial, so we are still coordinating things. We will update everyone as we know more! Thank you all again!!

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Cheryl Haggard
46 months ago

Mandy and Chris, Thinking about you and Madden every day. (btw, LOVE his name...) I follow Mandy on FB and read her posts daily about Madden. You already have a little miracle, and I am praying for a bigger one! Love you you all...

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$23,096 of $15k goal

Raised by 185 people in 46 months
Created October 9, 2012
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$100
Sabine Rasche
26 months ago

Dear Madden, happy birthday and lots of love from Germany. :)

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$15
Anonymous
27 months ago
$45
Kimberly Kindle
34 months ago

We raised $45.01 so far - and it looks like you'll be getting another $60 by the 15th of October :) We are sending the Scent-sational wishes to our buddy Madden :) We are praying for you guys! xoxo

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$20
Mollyana Ward
35 months ago

Praying for Madden

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SF
$20
Smolen family
35 months ago

We wish you all the best!

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T
$40
Tammy
38 months ago

Happy 1st Birthday, Madden!! You don't know us, but we know you! You and your famy have inspired us and touched our hearts!! The Donnelly Family

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AC
$100
Andrea Chewpa
38 months ago

Happy 1st Birthday Madden! You are absolutely amazing! SO very strong! We only wishes the very best of things for you and your family for years to come. Hugs all the way from Canada, Andrea, Andrew, Michael, and Nicholas Chewpa

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AC
$50
Adrienne Clark
38 months ago

Happy first birthday Madden!!! You are an inspiration to so many and we all love you!

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GJ
$50
Gina Jones
38 months ago

Happy 1st Birthday Madden!! We love you!!

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$10
Anonymous
39 months ago
Heather Walter
45 months ago

From a fellow gofundme user dealing with recurrent loss, I wish you all the best of luck with your little Madden. He's absolutely precious!

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Ricky Molano
45 months ago

Hi mandy congratulations to baby miracle madden for so many supporters. its such a blessing. My wife has an illness and she will be dealing with this life long illness for the rest of her life. If u please could help me on giving me some tips to help get my wife's page out there to help support her page and donations. she has yet to recieve one donation but we still have much hope. god bless baby miracle madden and your family gofundme.com/1d2py0

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Rhonda Yeakley
46 months ago

I am Madden's grandmother (Meme) and I appreciate all the support everyone has given to Madden, Mandy, Chris and Bailey. I wanted to let everyone know that another great way to make a donation is by donating airline points/miles. There will be a lot of trips back and forth to Philadelphia and this would help a lot. Thanks again to everyone that has donated and to everyone for keeping Madden in their prayers.

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Mandy Sheridan
46 months ago

Words cannot explain how amazing all of our friends and family are!!! We are so thankful for each of you :) we should know more later today about the timing of all of this. Madden requires a medical plane staffed with a doctor so he cannot fly commercial, so we are still coordinating things. We will update everyone as we know more! Thank you all again!!

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Cheryl Haggard
46 months ago

Mandy and Chris, Thinking about you and Madden every day. (btw, LOVE his name...) I follow Mandy on FB and read her posts daily about Madden. You already have a little miracle, and I am praying for a bigger one! Love you you all...

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