This is Maddie with her beloved cat Blue. Maddie lives in Dickens Heath and she is fighting Ewings Sarcoma. Her parents and friends have started a fundraising campaign to support her treatment and make her life a little easier. They have a variety of activities happening including auctions of some very lovely items donated by local businesses.
Can you help boost Maddie’s Fund, either with a donation or – if you’re a business – perhaps something lovely they can auction? Details follow below.
This is Maddie’s story:
“Maddie, our gorgeous daughter and sister to Millie and Mia, is now 9 years of age, but in April 2012 aged just 8 she was diagnosed with a rare tumor called a Ewing’s Sarcoma.
After suffering for over six months with steadily increasing pain through her left arm, shoulder and head the tumor, which was situated underneath her left clavicle (collar bone) was found to be entwined around her brachial plexus which made it totally inoperable.
Maddie has undergone a fourteen-month course of intense chemotherapy at Birmingham Children’s Hospital where she stayed for most of 2012.
In October 2012 Maddie had a six week course of Proton Therapy in Oklahoma, USA. Her proton treatment was undertaken at Procure and she attended Jimmy Everest Children’s Hospital for her chemotherapy.
Although Maddie received excellent treatment whilst in Oklahoma she suffered severe burns to her neck and throat from the Proton Therapy and contracted Clostridium Difficile as well.
Since returning to the U.K Maddie has finished her Chemotherapy and has had one unchanged scan – the most positive result so far on her journey. She still has over 18 months of scans every three months before she is truly in remission.
Unfortunately, Maddie’s type of tumor is highly aggressive and could come back anywhere and at any time during this period.
With this in mind we have set up this fund to help make Maddie’s life a little easier and also support her if further treatment is needed in the U.K or the United States, so that it can start immediately.”
Steve & Natalie
If anyone would like to donate to Maddie’s fighting fund they can due so via PayPal : Maddiesfightingfund@gmail.com. You can also follow the campaign on Facebook by clicking here.