Thursday, September 30, 2010

Madeleine's Gift

*UPDATE October 4, 2011*
Madeleine's battle with cancer ended on September 27, 2011. Click here to watch local TV coverage.

*UPDATE September 8, 2011*
Madeleine is gravely ill and hospice has advised her family to be at her side. More information can be found on her Facebook page, Prayers for Chingy.
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I'm going to take a break from blogging about sugar, cookies, and cakes for this post, and talk about a very special little girl.


I'd like you to meet my neighbor, Madeleine. Madeleine is 8 years old, she will be 9 in October. Up until this summer, Madeleine was a normal, happy, active girl who loved Spongebob and riding her bike. Then one day in July, she came inside after riding her bike, and collapsed. Doctors found multiple tumors in her brain. She was diagnosed with Stage IV Glioblastoma.

Madeleine has had brain surgery to remove the two largest tumors, but there are many which are inoperable due to their location. The surgery left her in a wheelchair, unable to move her legs or left arm. She is currently undergoing radiation and chemotherapy.



Madeleine's prognosis is bleak, but her spirits are high. Her life spirit shines brightly despite her grave illness.



Her parents are not able to work, in order to care for her and spend as much time as possible with her. They are faced with numerous unexpected medical expenses.

If you participate in a prayer list, please add Madeleine Frady to your prayers. And if you are able, please consider giving a donation to her family to help them in this terrible time of need. Madeleine's web site with donation information is http://www.madeleinesgift.org/.

Ok, I lied, I'm not taking a complete break from talking about sugar art. This wouldn't be a complete CakeBoss post without some kind of sugar art! I made SpongeBob cookies for Madeleine tonight. I hope they bring a smile to her sweet face.



61 comments:

  1. that is so cute. its sad it almost made me cry. my prayers are with her

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  2. This is such a cute way of showing a little girl to never give up. I will be praying for her and one day she will be able to be that active child once again. We all just need to have Faith in God. :)

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  3. i feel so sorrie 4 dhat little girl i hope she bettah

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  4. awww so cute she is beautiful she is gonna fight till the end

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  5. I feel so bad for her. I know I complain about 8th grade and homework and stuff, but seeing things like this make me feel lucky to be as healthy as I am. I will pray for her every night.

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  6. AAAAAWWWWWWWWWW...... She may have gone through lots of trouble but your cakes gave her a happy thought

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  7. im praying for her cause i now god can heal everbody and anybody dont give up and i hope her parents find a job

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  8. i'm sorry for her

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  9. I think that this is so sad i will always keep her in my prayers and after what happend to her she always seems so happy hopefully one day she will be able to ride her bike a gain and be that little active girl she used to be

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  10. i will always pray for her and i will try to donate some money

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  11. We ALL HAVE SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR.I PRAY THAT THIS AND EVERY CHILD IS HEALED BY THE GRACE OF GOD. JUST KEEP THE FAITH GOD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS AND IN HIS TIME NOT OURS.I WILL PRAY FOR YOU AND EVERY OTHER CHILD OF GODS.BE STRONG AND HAVE NO FEAR FOR HE IS WITH YOU ALWAYS

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  12. Nothing is impossable with God!! We don't always understand why some have to be sick and others healthy, but always know that Jesus will never leave nor forsake us!! He loves Madeleine and he will take care of her!! Prayers for Madeleine and her mom and dad......God will provide!!

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  13. i hope she lives through the rest of her life smooth and well and i will pray for her and her family in hard and harsh.i will promise!
    brittany

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  14. she is in my prayers

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  15. I am positive that Madeline will survive. Look at her; she even has the face of a survivor. She will be back on her bike before you know it! I've also had a tumor in my brain, but with help from God, I am now back on my feet functioning perfectly. My prayers are with little Madeline and all of her faithful family.

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  16. she's going to fight till the end. And i fell so bad so be strong and good luck.bye-bye

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  17. She will make it!! She seems like a fighter!! My prayers will always be with her <3

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  18. i am thankful for what i have ALTHOUGH I STILL COMPLAIN (THANK YOU GOD FOR MY HEALTH AND BLESSINGS) and i feel happy for her that she is strong enough to go through all this and still be able to have a smile on her face (NEVER GIVE UP MADELINE)ILL KEEP U IN MY PRAYERS)BY THE WAY U HAVE A GREAT SMILE MADELINE

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  19. this is so sad i will keep her in my prayers and hope that she will live a great life and live to be elderly. god will always be there for you honey. hope you have a great christmas!

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  20. Sometimes, I feel bad for myself for having a little scab on my knee or something like that. But now that I see that Madeline is having to deal with the tragity of brain tumors, I think differently. It is SOOOOOOO sad to see her like this. I hope one day, she will grow into a active child like me. When she is in fifth grade (like me), even till then, she will live on in my memories, dreams, and prayers. MERRY X-MAS!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. that is so sad
    we would help if we could........

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  22. Thank you for sharing this story. I have a daughter about Madeleine's age and every day I feel so incredibly fortunate to have a healthy child while others face these kinds of very unfair and unpredicatble situations. I will attempt to deposit money into their account via a Wells Fargo bank location in Portland, OR today. I hope that they are able to arrest the growth of these tumors and put her into a long remission.

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  23. Has this family talked to any of the specialists at St. Jude's? They are renowned for advance treatment of brain cancers in children. The son of one of my colleagues went there and is in remission. Might be worth checking out and I understand that St. Jude's has a great financial assistance program. Some people pay nothing.

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  24. i have a little sister that has many problems with her..... i pray for about everything in my life and it seems to get better [sometimes] well, madeleine i will keep you in my prayers. P.S. i love spongebob to :) :P

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  25. that was so cute, it made me cry my prayers are always with her.

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  26. AWWWWWWW... i feel so bad and 1 day i just bet you 1 day she will walk once again that story was so cute and it did make me cry i have her in my prayers <3 ashley ps i love those cookies u made. hahahahahahahahahaha

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  27. AWWWWW...I feel so bad for her i wish she would get better sooooooonnnn!!!!!!!! And i luv the cookies you made nice imagination!!!!!!

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  28. the part of the pictures of the little girl was not really funny, the other pictures were really funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  29. i love the spongebob cookies, they are hallirous but everthing else was sad! it is awful what has happened to this cute fun loving girl! may my prayers be with her!

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  30. i hope she likes justin bieber cuz im gonna email her parents the pray by him.

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  31. that's so rude of you to say that!
    my prayers r with her

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  32. Omg! I feel so bad for her! I hope she lives for the rest of her life! Be strong Madeline! I will always have you in my prayers! Have a nice summer!

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  33. i am really, sorry about this poor little girl. she did nothing ehat so ever to deserve that. but the only one and only person we can ask for help is GOD! GOD is awesome, and i promise you he will help you if you help him by doing the right thing. i am really, really sorry sweetie ! I WILL be praying for, you and hopeing that GOD will, heal, you.
    Jesus please help this poor little girl to feel better and for her to have a better life. Your the only one we can ask, and your the only one that can help us. In JESUS name, I pray, AMENN!!
    GOD BLESS YOU SWEET MADELEINE!
    i love you, babygirl!

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  34. gabrielle vaughn garciaMarch 24, 2011 at 4:09 AM

    i'm sorry about you daughter condition i'm having kinda the same problem with my little brother he is 4 years old and having skull and brain problems and he has to get surgery next month on a the 5th and our medical is not covering it for us and y family don't have that much money for the surgery,the gas to get to Portland and a place to stay and when i first heard your story i started to cry cause thats really sad and i'm only 16 years old and i'm going throw so much like my family is going throw alot i have to talk about my brother trying to get help my mom and dad cause i don't like seeing my family suffering from all of this like right now my dad sell jerseys for money for my brother and we put it in a savings for him in the bank and we are trying to put up donations buckets at stores and posters to get some help will thanks for letting me tell u about my little brother and i hope your daughter the best and i give her a blessing form me to her and wish her the best bye

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  35. I give you all my prayers i hope she gets better

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  36. As I read this, I say an added prayer for this beautiful child. For the family expenses, the SpongeBob cookies are adorable. Will the school(s) allow you to sell them as a fundraiser? It may not be much, but at least it is a little something that may go a long ways. God Bless you for bringing her life to our light.

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  37. aww so sad i also love spongebob but who cares about me THATS SAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! she is so cute one more thing on my prayer list

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  38. that is sooo sad. I hope she gets better. I don't believe in god but i'll try praying for her. life is soo unexpected

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  39. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww i feeel soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad 4 her hope she gets better

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  40. Bless her little heart. She's so young and such a horrible thing happens to her... so sad. God bless her! I'm nine years old and I would just be HEART BROKEN if something like that happend to my friends or me... :(
    PRAY FOR HER!!!!!!!!

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  41. i feel sooo bad but buddy that was really nice on what you did with the cookies!

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  42. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! i feel soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad 4 her!! i will play 4 her evry night!!

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  43. I will be sure to keep this Madeleine Frady in my prayers! Hope she gets better quick!

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  44. my heart goes out to this precious child and her family. my prayers are with them all and please let me know if i can do something to help. i am putting my thinking cap on for what i might be able to do -- every little bit helps a family in this situation. sending hugs and love to you for being in their court and helping a neighbor.

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  45. I feel so bad for her. I really hope she gets better and has a heathy happy life. I will be praying for her

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  46. i fell so sorry u call me any time at 9108449670

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  47. awww! I hope she gets better. I will keep her in my prayers.
    get better girlfriend! :-)

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  48. "Before you were born, I had a plan for you. A plan to prosper you. I AM That I AM. I am the God of Isaac, Abraham,and Jacob." Said the Lord God Almighty. Creator of Heaven and Earth. The same God of yesterday today and forever. Please have faith and know that He will never leave you nor forsake you. Remember that we were never promise all days of smile or sunshine. However we were promise that God Almighty will provide our needs according to his riches in Groly. Lord God Almighty, our Need right now is HEALING FOR our Friend, daughter, neighbor, Your Child, and Your Hand Made Madeleine. In nyour Precious Son Jesus Christ's Name. Amen

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  49. i feel so much sad for her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:'(

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  50. Check out this website to find out more about this little angel

    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/madeleinefrady

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  51. shes in my prayers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  52. my sister has a wheelchair too

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  53. i feel so sorry for Madeline! she is in my prayers!!!! we have 2 fight and never give up just have hope and faith!!!<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3


    <3 <3 <3 Cyndy <3 <3 <3

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  54. i am so sorry for her i hope that she gets better and that was really nice to try to help bless her and her family we all just have to help out and belive good luck and again hope you feel better madeline!!!!!!! I will pray for you. OO and i like your happy spirt even when things are down!! GGGOOOOOODDD LLLUUUCCCKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  55. Thank you for sharing Madeline's story--she is in my prayers in hopes that she will one day be able to do the things she was once able to do. I too have a similar story--my cousin's son who was diagnosed with ALD. A little boy who was able to do everything and now is in a wheelchair not able to do anything at all. It's amazing how people come together to help! Don't stop believing and have hope! xoxo

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  56. Madeleine isn't doing too good and needs your support, but mostly Adrian. Please lift them all up! Loved the cookies!

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  57. i feel relly bad for her i hope she gets better

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  58. Bless her parents heart and hers
    Wow just wow I know she is not suffering in heaven anymore
    Great cookies I'm sure it made her happy

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