Maddies Battle with Brain Cancer
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.
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.
Prayers and love and hugs and strength to you all ♡♡♡
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...
So sorry to hear this...I pray for her everyday...♥
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.
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!
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
Thanks sherry ❤
Prayers to your beautiful baby girl