Maddie and her family have put up quite the fight against Pediatric Brain Cancer. When the spunky 16 year old was first diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiforme brain tumor in the left thalamus in November of 2011, we told her to "Fight like a tiger", and she did just that.
Maddie went through surgery, chemo, and radiation treatments. She endured more than any 16 year old should have to. Throughout her fight, she maintained her "sass" and determination.
Unfortunately, the tumor stopped responding to conventional therapies. Maddie had hoped to have another surgery to remove more of the tumor. However, the Dr.'s found that the cancer had spread into multiple tumors on her brain. Her cancer has spread aggressively and Maddie is now receiving Hospice care.
Maddie's family is preparing to send her home to be with Jesus, a task that no family is ever prepared to do for a 16 year old child. Maddie's fight with Pediatric Brain Cancer has left the family with many financial needs, including the need to pay for services. Any assistance that you can provide will be very much appreciated.
Maddie also has a Wells Fargo account under Maddie Brown's Fight Fund.
Maddie will be moving to Madonna in Lincoln. Please continue to send your prayers and love for Maddie. Let her know that we appreciate the fighter that she is. Maddie's story can be followed at:
Maddie with her mom, Joy and siblings, Isabell, Obi, and Jamie
Maddie on her 16th b-day (still just as sassy as she was as a little girl! :))