Honored Kid

Madison Young

Age 21
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Thornton, CO, US


Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

March 2014


In maintenance

Treated At

Children's Hospital Colorado

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My Story

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. Madison is a spunky 13 year old but that wasn't always the case after Madisons 11 birthday she started to feel week, out of breath and would have random high fevers. Madison was diagnosed with Mono and given an inhaler for her shortness of breath. She would be sick in bed with a fever and two days later she would be fine, the time between fevers was getting shorter with each week. A week before spring break Madison couldn't walk because she was in so much pain in her legs, I had to feed her because she couldn't hold a knife. I brought her to our pediatrician at least once a week and was told that her blood work didn't show any of the scary stuff that it was probably growing pains and the Mono. One afternoon I had enough she looked very sick so I brought her back to the pediatrician and said something is very wrong! I was told she was dehydrated and she was given an IV however when the visit was over Madison was too weak to lift her head and an ambulance was called. That started our Cancer journey.

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