Honored Kid

Madison DeGregorio

Madison DeGregorio Kid Photo

Location

Saratoga Springs, NY, US

Diagnosis

Neuroblastoma

Date of Diagnosis

September 1999

Status

Angel

Treated At

Boston Children's Hospital Albany Medical Center

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My Story

My fondest memories of my little angel are of her uncontrollable laughter and her love for her friends and family. ( Especially her older cousin Jen.) Her eagerness to learn and attend school even when she didn't feel well. She loved hanging out with her kitty's Lulu and Stitch. Madison's favorite color was pink and she loved Hello Kitty. She will forever be my hero. Madison was first diagnosed with Neuroblastoma when she was 18 months old. She underwent several rounds of chemo to shrink the tumor before removing it. Then she went to Boston Childrens Hospital for a double bone marrow transplant that put in remission for 5 years. We enjoyed our glorious years in remission. Madison was actually growing up to leading a normal life. I honestly with all my heart believed the cancer was gone forever. Then in September 2005 we found out it was back. That was the most devastating moment of my entire life. Madison then underwent more chemo, radiation and surgery again. Unfortunately this was not enough and she lost her battle on February 6, 2006 when the angels took her to Heaven. My hope and dream is to wipe out childhood cancer forever so other children and families don't have to go through what so many of us have already. You can help make this come true by making a pledge to St Baldricks.

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