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This fundraiser ended on 09/16/12

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Madison Smith (3 year old of Globe, AZ) is starting chemotherapy to fight a cancerous tumor located next to her heart.

A few weeks ago Madison Smith appeared to be a healthy, happy, normal 3 year old little girl. On July 14, 2012 she was admitted to the hospital after a doctor discovered her liver was greatly enlarged. They found that she was having congestive heart failure, her heart had fluids collected around it and there was a mass pushing against her heart. After many tests and scans they determined that the mass was a cancerous germ cell tumor and her family was told that little Madison needs to start chemotherapy treatment immediately. Maddie's insurance will not cover all of the hospital bills and there will also be many other financial burdens on her family throughout this very difficult time. At this time Maddie will have to be transported to the the hospital for week-long chemotherapy treatments every 3 weeks for the next 6 months. Her mother, Kylie Lottes has 4 small children to take care of and she does everything she can, she is a wonderful and dedicated mother; but during this time she will have to miss a large number of days at work. Not only will there be the actual hospital bills, and the reduced income but there will also be the costs of traveling back and forth (almost 100 miles each way) from Globe to Phoenix Children's Hospital where she is being treated. Maddie and her family are going through a great amount of stress, this came out of nowhere and they still have many unanswered questions about what future treatments Maddie may need. Please do what you can to help remove what worries we can while Maddie and her family focus on getting her better. Your prayers and a donation of any amount will help tremendously and be greatly appreciated.


**Update!  We are so happy to have reached our original goal and are raising it so everyone knows donations are still welcome and greatly appreciated!!

Thank you to everyone who has shown support for Maddie and her family during this hard time, they really need your help!

Visit www.facebook.com/madisonsmithaz for updates on Maddie's condition and to show support!

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