Madison OGrady Battles Brain Cancer

This is my Niece Madison, she is only 22 months old. Daughter of my brother John O'Grady, a single father and an Army veteran. She loves playing with her brother Alexander and her "puppy" Belle (an english mastiff). She is full of life, love, and laughter.

Recently Madison was taken to the hospital for what was then deemed an intestinal virus. While she was there she suffered a sever seizure, so they perform a CT scan to see what was going on.

Thanks the Docs at Cardinal Glennon they noticed something abnormal and quickly did a MRI which found a tumor in her brain. It was closing off one the the ventricles that allow her spinal fluid to flow through the brain properly. The doctors performed an emergency biopsy where they took a sample of the tumor and some spinal fluid. The biopsy determined it was an atypical teratoid/ rhabdoid tumor. This is a rare and aggressive cancer affecting only 3 in 1,000,000 children.

So far Madison has been through four surgeries and is going to start chemo within the week. She is still needing multiple sugeries throughout this fight against AT/RT.

We sincerly appreciate all the help offered from friends and strangers alike. Something as simple as a share can help raise awreness for this aweful disease.

                              Description of AT/RT
"Central nervous system atypical teratoid/ rhabdoid tumor is a type of cancer that forms in the tissues of the brain and spinal cord. AT/RT is a very rare, agressive type of pediatric cancer found in patients that are usually three years and younger. "
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Organizer and beneficiary

Michael O'Grady 
Belleville, IL
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