Family honors young cancer victim’s dying wish

Family honors young cancer victim’s dying wish


ED: OUR SERA CONGI HAS THE STORY
FROM HINGHAM
>>MADDIE WAS JUST A GREAT,
GREAT KID. SERA: AT JUST 10 YEARS OLD,
MADDIE MCCOY FORGED INTO BATTLE
AGAINST A RARE AGGRESSIVE
CANCER, THAT CAME WITH GRIM
OUTCOME RIGHT FROM THE START. ANN: MADDIE WAS DETERMINED SHE
WOULD BE TO THIS, HONESTLY ALL
THE TIME. SERA: THE HINGHAM GIRL WA
DIAGNOSED WITH RHABDOMYOSARCOMA. JUST 350 CHILDREN ARE STRICK
EACH YEAR. AND THERE’S NO TREATMENT OR
MEDICATION. ANN: I REMEMBER THINKING, ARE WE
GOING TO HEAR, WE CAUGHT IT
EARLY, WE’RE GOING TO HEAR W
KNOW HOW TO FIX THIS, WE’
GOING TO HEAR DON’T WORRY, IT’S
GOING TO BE OK. WE HEARD NOTHING LIKE THAT. SERA: DESPITE THE ODDS, MADDIE
CHOSE HOPE, AND CONTINUED TO
PLAY SOCCER AND ATTEND SCHOOL
THROUGH HER CHEMO AND RADIATION
TREATMENTS
STEVE: HER NUMBER ONE FOCUS, EVEN WHEN GOING TO CHEMO, TO
RADIATION BARELY GET OUT OF THE
BED IN THE MORNING, WAS TO G
TO SCHOOL EVERY SINGLE DAY. SERA: AND MADDIE DIDN’T STOP
THERE. SHE CAME UP WITH A PLAN SPELLED
OUT IN A BINDER.>>VERY DETAILED PLAN. SERA: TO SELL HER ARTWORK AND
RAISE MONEY FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER
RESEARCH. SHE ALSO WANTED TO HELP THE
HOMELESS WHO SHE WITNESSED ON
HER RIDES TO BOSTON FOR
TREATMENT.>>SHE WAS PREPARING FOR HER
FUTURE THE WHOLE TIME. I GUESS THAT’S A GOOD THING. SERA: MADDIE PASSED AWAY AT AGE
11 IN MAY. HER PARENTS HAVE STARTED A
FOUNDATION CALLED MADDIE’S
PROMISE. STEVE: MADDIE WOULD NOT WANT US
TO JUST QUIT. SHE WOULDN’T HAVE THAT. SHE NEVER QUIT. SERA: A LEGACY OF RESILIENCY,
THAT HER FAMILY HOPES WILL LEAD
TO A CURE.>>HOPEFULLY JUST MAKE A
DIFFERENCE AND SPARE SOMEBODY

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