Maddies Battle with Brain Cancer

$8,420 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 178 people in 46 months

Our beautiful Maddie was originally diagnosed with ATRT, an aggressive pediatric brain tumor, in November, 2013 when she was only one month old. Maddie bravely fought through brain surgery, an aggressive chemotherapy course and then a stem cell transplant. This first round of treatment required to be in the hospital for 9 months and she was then able to go home cancer free.
During her 5 months at home Maddie was able to spend quality time with her family and meet many developmental milestones. Her brother Zachary, her father, and I were thrilled to finally all be home together.
On January 7th Maddie had an appointment for a routine MRI. The MRI showed that the tumor had grown back in the same spot on her brain. This news was devestating. 
On january 16th Maddie had another major surgery to remove the tumor. When she recovers from the surgery she will be getting radiation treatment for 6 weeks, and then more chemotherapy that is anticipated to last 1 year. 
This is Maddies second battle with brain cancer. Maddies cancer and treatment has signifigintly changed our lives in so many ways, emotionally, mentally, and financially. Maddies father has not been able to work with everything thats going on. I have to be at the hospital with Madison While Zack is home taking care of our 6  year old son. This has put a huge financial strain on our family. On top of everything our family is going through, the last thing we want to worry about is money.
This fund is to help Maddies family with bills, gas, and food for these long hospital stays, and all the other expenses that come along with having a child with brain cancer.  
Please help support Maddie and her family during this extremely difficult time in our lives. Any size donation is greatly appreciated. 

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Today marks 1 month that our beautiful, smart, funny, and amazingly strong princess Maddie has left us. RIP BABY GIRL mamma loves you so much. I hope all of the other angels are watching over you sweet girl.
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I just want to thank everyone who came to maddies funeral last night. It was so amazing to see all of my family and friends there to support my family and I. People that I haven't seen in years were there to show their support. It meant the world to me.
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So i just wanted to let everyone know that Madison will have calling hours this monday from 5 -7 PM. It will be held at Richardson funeral home. The address is 106 west st. In Leominster.
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Our sweet princess maddie passed away early Monday morning.
I am not sure when her services will be yet.
Please donate if you can. And share this with post please. Our family appreciates all the love and support everyone has showed. This was the last photo I took of her.
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Jana D. Mastro
25 months ago

Prayers and love and hugs and strength to you all ♡♡♡

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Lynda Kester
26 months ago

It breaks my heart what your family is going through, Amanda. I think about little Maddie frequently and will continue to keep her in my prayers. I wish you strength...

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Kimberley Avila
26 months ago

So sorry to hear this...I pray for her everyday...♥

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Samantha Stone
32 months ago

Amanda I'm so very sorry to learn of the test results. I can't imagine what you must be going through. If there is anything we can do to ease your burden please ask.

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Brittany Lanza
36 months ago

Hi Amanda Zachary and Maddie! I just found and shared your Go Fund Me page! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers ♥ ♥ I put a little package in the mail sent to the address you gave me . Let me know if there is anything more I can do to help!

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Lois Cummisky
44 months ago

Amanda sweetie! I'm so sry to hear about Maddie! My thoughts n prayers go out to u an ur famy. I love u kiddo. She will pull thru this stronger than ever xoxo

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Amanda Johnson
45 months ago

Thanks sherry ❤

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Sherry Phillips
45 months ago

Prayers to your beautiful baby girl

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Created January 28, 2015
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Cathryn Long
25 months ago

I am so sorry. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Cathy L

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Meridyth Seims-Brodeur
25 months ago

Sending love, prayers and the power of healing to you all

Jana D. Mastro
25 months ago

Prayers and love and hugs and strength to you all ♡♡♡

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Lynda Kester
26 months ago

It breaks my heart what your family is going through, Amanda. I think about little Maddie frequently and will continue to keep her in my prayers. I wish you strength...

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Kimberley Avila
26 months ago

So sorry to hear this...I pray for her everyday...♥

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Samantha Stone
32 months ago

Amanda I'm so very sorry to learn of the test results. I can't imagine what you must be going through. If there is anything we can do to ease your burden please ask.

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Brittany Lanza
36 months ago

Hi Amanda Zachary and Maddie! I just found and shared your Go Fund Me page! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers ♥ ♥ I put a little package in the mail sent to the address you gave me . Let me know if there is anything more I can do to help!

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Lois Cummisky
44 months ago

Amanda sweetie! I'm so sry to hear about Maddie! My thoughts n prayers go out to u an ur famy. I love u kiddo. She will pull thru this stronger than ever xoxo

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Amanda Johnson
45 months ago

Thanks sherry ❤

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Sherry Phillips
45 months ago

Prayers to your beautiful baby girl

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