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An 11-Year-Old Girl With Terminal Stage Four Bone Cancer Was Just Named Prom Queen At A School In Ohio – The American Dream
This is one of the saddest, yet happiest, stories that I have written about in a long time. Only about 12,000 people live in the little town of Monroe, Ohio but a remarkable 11-year-old girl that lives there is capturing hearts all over the nation. Madison “Maddie” Smallwood has been battling bone cancer for several years, and the long-term prognosis does not look promising. Facing that kind of challenge would be way too much for many young girls her age, but not for Madison. She has decided that she is going to live life to the fullest no matter how long she has. So she has made a “bucket list” and is trying to complete as many items on it as she can while she still has time. And no matter how her story ultimately plays out, she will always be remembered as a warrior that was an inspiration to millions of Americans.
According to her mother, Madison has already been through a total of 5 surgeries, 23 rounds of radiation and 30 rounds of chemo…
At only eight-years-old, she learned that she has cancer.
“She was diagnosed with stage four Osteosarcoma, which is a bone cancer,” said Lori Smallwood, Maddie’s mom. “She has undergone major leg surgery, four lung surgeries, and then, she’s done 30 rounds of chemo and 23 rounds of radiation.”
I can’t even imagine going through 30 rounds of chemo, and she has done it at just 11 years old.
Tragically, after all of that treatment the prognosis has not improved…
“The prognosis that they tell is that right now the tumor is inoperable,” said the girl’s mother.
But instead of dwelling on the negative, Madison is busy trying to complete her bucket list. One of the items on her bucket list was to go to prom, and recently her school helped fulfill that wish in an incredibly gracious manner…
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