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Maddox's story

As I think of ways to best describe Maddox’s life, I couldn’t think of a better way to explain it other than an acronym using the word MIRACLE.  Miracle in itself is such a powerful word with a definition that makes my heart smile as I read it:

Webster’s defines the word “miracle” as:

A highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment that brings very welcome consequences.

On July 11, 2014,  a baby, named Maddox, began her extraordinary journey.  Just 11 days after she was born, she had her first surgery – a stomach surgery, and we spent the first 7 weeks of her life in the NICU.  We knew she had partial atrial ventricular septal defect that would need to be repaired, but cardiologists determined she would be able to go home and face open heart surgery a little later.  We returned in May 2015 for her first open heart surgery and in October 2015 for her second open heart surgery.

The word M.I.R.A.C.L.E. in acrostic form became more meaningful to us than ever:

Other than the fact that Maddox was a huge fan of music.  The words of the nurses from the OR when they would call to tell us Maddox had done beautifully each of those 2 times was MUSIC TO MY EARS.

we all have big imaginations, but I’m not sure anyone could IMAGINE the fear of a little one or the fear of the families as a child rolls down the hall to experience surgery.
Maddox’s heart was said to have been repaired as close to perfect as human hands could do.
One of Maddox’s first words, which is so relevant, as I think of the nurses, doctors, friends, relatives, and everything associated with the healing process.
Karla Christian, MD.  She is an amazing heart surgeon who called Maddox her little wonder baby, and her research and knowledge was reassuring to us that Maddox was in the best hands.
When you are a heart patient, every surgery requires that anesthesia be administered by those with a cardiac specialty.  When Maddox was wheeled away each time, we were told, “We will take care of her like she is our own.”  We were fortunate to have such amazing caregivers in every step of her journey.
I go back to the Webster’s definition of miracle – a highly improbable or extraordinary event.  Extraordinary people doing extraordinary things – like raising money to make miracles possible.
Maddox drew her final earthly breath on July 19, 2019.  Although her life was short, I know her life in general was a miracle and it was filled with miracles.  Maddox impacted SO MANY lives.

I challenge everyone to live like Maddox.

How Your Donation Helps

Donations are used to facilitate and provide resources to children who are chronically ill or have a disability. The M.A.D.D.O.X. Foundation exists to provide opportunities to enhance the lives of children and adults of all disabilities by assisting with the development of emotional or physical needs through the arts, therapy or meeting other specific needs. Emphasizing the importance of living life to its fullest – Living Big Like Maddox.