Ever since the summer began, we have had special reason to pray. My mother-in-law, Rose is a nanny for a a family in Dennison, Ohio, where they live. She started this job watching a 5 year old boy, Maddux and is 4 year old sister Makyah. Days later, the boy was diagnosed with cancer. It was heart-breaking. He is such a great little boy, always happy and full of life. Our family and kids began to become affected by his fight and determination. It was a teachable moment in our kids lives to be friends with him and learn what was wrong. My mother-in-law took a few of our kids from time to time throughout the summer and brought them over to her job frequently. Maddux was everyone's favorite. He is such a quiet and well mannered kid. He has wisdom well beyond his years. He loves Michigan football and so we relate really well in the sea of Ohio State fans in his family and area.We got him a Michigan hat and a football to help with the days he can't go out or the days he has treatment. He is adorable on top of it all!!!
He is an inspiration to us and had been so brave throughout his process. Maddux is a year older than Tank and a year younger than Boomer. I can not imagine what we would do if we were put in that situation with any of mine. We are in awe of his parents and their calm manner!!
We got to spend some time with him one afternoon while we were visiting Z's family.We took him(and his sister) to the mall along with my gang (Boomer and she are great friends as is Tank) to play and to get something at a toy store along with my god-daughter, Sierra. His family sent money for their kids and ours as well. After pleading to not take their money we eventually were demanded to. My kids did not need anything, it was about Maddux however, his parents thanked us. We were so taken back by their giving ways when they have so much to do for Maddux. They are such a great family, we are honored to know them, so giving and appreciative. While at the mall, we helped collect donation money that was previously donated at various stores. What a honor it was to be with him at only 5 yrs old and watch him thank strangers for caring enough to donate. Just today, there was an article in his local paper all about him and his involvement with his local football team.,
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