Friday, September 4, 2015

Cheering for Madeline

Every year our family supports September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It is IMPORTANT to us because my granddaughter, Madeline Gaffney is celebrating her 7th year as a cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with leukemia just 3 days before her 14th birthday. Many years of research and many dollars were given to finding the medication that she takes everyday to keep her leukemia in remission. We are very thankful for all of the people who gave of themselves so Madeline can not only live, but live life to it's fullest. 

Madeline is a junior at Georgia Tech in Atlanta and this year she is a cheerleader for the football games. Last night was her first game. Madeline is on the far left.

Georgia Tech painted big gold ribbons on the field for the game...Gold ribbons are the color and symbol for childhood cancer. Madeline is in the back line...the one with the highest kick! The top right shows the big gold ribbon.

And a word from her mom, my second daughter: "Today I am that annoying stage mom who posts too many pictures of her child doing something she loves. I won't apologize because I'm her cheerleader and I thank God every day that she is here. Day 3 Childhood Cancer Awareness month." Ellen Gaffney

Ellen volunteers for the Rally Foundation. Rally raises $$$ for research and provides support and events for the children. Here is the link:

Did you know? Only 4% of the money for cancer research is used to research new medicines and treatments for childhood cancer. Our children are worth more than 4%!

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