When Maddison was born her father was dying of ALS. She helped care for him; feeding, fetching and most importantly making him laugh. When he was voiceless, she made his eyes smile. She also helped with her little brother while bravely managing her own childhood. At age 6 her Dad died.
At age 12 Maddison was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, Ewing's Sarcoma. She underwent 11 months of chemotherapy, surgery and weeks of daily radiation.
A highlight in the midst of this extremely difficult time - Maddison was given a wish from the Children’s Wish Foundation - anything she wanted. Maddison said no thanks to a Disney cruise for herself, her brother Derek and her mom, Sharon. No thanks to the $5,000 shopping spree. No thanks to the giant plasma screen TV. Maddie wanted to make a wish with meaning, one that would last. Maddison became aware of the plight of children in Africa who lived in severe poverty when she watched TV during her frequent hospital stays. She then decided to use her wish to make a difference and build a school there. Read more
The Girl Who Gave Her Wish Away
Posted on Dec 15, 2012
Annual Dinner Dance and Auction at the Hamilton
Convention Centre located at 1 Summers
Lane, Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y2
Saturday November 7, 2015
Keeping Maddie's dream alive - Supporting a maternity ward in Kenya.
Help us make the world a better place, and have fun doing it!
Thank you for your support, we cant do this alone.
Please join us for an evening filled with amazing food (catered by Carmen's), dancing, silent and live auctions, and numerous draws. Thank you for your part in keeping Maddie Babineau's dream alive by supporting the Baraka Health Centre in Kenya. All monies raised will be donated to Free the Children.