9:30 p.m., Feb. 17)
cancer survivor gives back with a little help from her
By Fred Sherwin
BFFs Madison (left) and Abby spent Family
Day making Rainbow bracelets with a few friends
to raise money for the Children's Wish Foundation.
White doesn't remember ever having cancer or going through
the chemotherapy treatments and the liver transplant that
would make her better. After all how could she, she was
only six months old at the time.
she does know that she's a cancer survivor thanks to her
mother who donated a portion of her own liver, and the
doctors and staff at the Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto,
where she had her operation, and the Children's Hospital
of Eastern Ontario, where she goes for continued support,
who have devoted their lives to treating kids in similar
although she's been in remission for nearly 10 years,
she takes every opportunity she can to support the fight
against cancer. One organization that's near and dear
to her heart is the Children's Wish Foundation which sent
her and her family on a trip to Disney World when she
was four years old.
Christmas, Madison received a Rainbow Loom which makes
rubberized bracelets and other jewelry out of small, multi-coloured
didn't take long for the enterprising young girl to come
up with an idea to use the loom to raise money for Children's
Wish. After joining forces with her best friend Abby,
the two girls started turning out bracelets which they
sold to family members and other friends.
grandmother then sent out a Facebook blast which generated
more than 20 orders, including one order for 30 bracelets
for a local minor hockey team.
bracelet can take up to 10 or 15 minutes to make. Faced
with an influx of orders, Madison decided to call in some
reinforcements in the form of seven other girls with Rainbow
Looms. On Family Day they held a looming party at Madison's
house. Together they made over 40 bracelets and managed
to raise over $270.
they're not stopping there. The girls are going to keep
making bracelets as long as people keep ordering them.
The cost is whatever people decide to donate.
going to keep it going and hopefully we get more and more
money because there's lots of children out there in the
world who need help," says Madison.
order a bracelet simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. All
of the proceeds raised will go to the Children's Wish
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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