Honored Kid

Madeline M.

Age 6
Madeline M. Kid Photo


Westmont , IL, US


Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH)

Date of Diagnosis

July 2020


In treatment

Treated At

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

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My Story

Hi, I’m Madeline, but my family and friends call me Maddie. Last June, my mom took me to the doctor for a large bump on my face that came up over just a few hours. Because of how fast the bump came up, the doctors and ultrasound technicians thought that I had a cyst or a contusion on my face. The bump continued to grow and change color and the doctors ordered me my first MRI. That day, we found out that I had a tumor. Officially on July 1st, 2020, the biopsy from my tumor came back as Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, a very rare childhood cancer. On July 15th, 2020, I had surgery to place the port that helps give me my chemotherapy medication, and started treatment that day. I have been doing really well on the chemo and steroid treatment for 7 months, but a recent blood test has shown that I might need to start over, on a new treatment plan. Thank you for supporting me and the more than 300,000 kids worldwide who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. By sharing the gifts of your time, talent and money with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, you're supporting research to give all kids with cancer a better chance for a cure.

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