Madeleine was diagnosed the day after Easter 2017. The discovery lead to several weeks in the hospital connected to an IV pump and taking all sorts of drugs. She had to spend her 6th grade Spring Break and the rest of the school year at home or in the hospital. She started the 7th grade year the same way. After many hospital stays, procedures , and chemotherapy, she has been able to return to school in 2018. Keeping with her school work while at home, she was able to rejoin her school’s Science Olympiad team in February 2018 and place third in her regional event, be on the middle school first place team, and qualify for a trip to the state competition in Orlando.