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Maddison Mertz's Miracles c/o Children's Cancer Research Fund

Maddison Mertz was a happy, active, beautiful, strong second grader. She loved gymnastics, her sister, her friends, swimming dancing, her dogs, and her family.

On November 18, 2016 Maddison was diagnosed with Stage 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme.  Glioblastoma is a very rare and difficult to treat cancer. On November 15th, Dr. McCue, at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, removed 95% of the tumor in her cervical spinal cord.  December 5th, Maddison underwent radiation treatments five days a week for six weeks.  

After completing radiation an MRI showed that the cancer had spread to 6 spots in her brain.  Maddison then began numerous rounds of oral and intervenous chemotherapy to try and stop this horrible cancer.  She also received a personalized peptide vaccine. In the end nothing could stop this disease.  Maddison passed away 3 days after her 8th birthday.  

Maddison is dearly missed.  She has made a lasting impact on her community and others who followed her journey.  She showed us how to fight with a smile and never gave up.  

Our mission is to continue her fight.  We are dedicated to raising  awareness and funding for more effective brain tumor treatments.

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