Monday, October 26, 2009

Simply Amazing ...

I know,back so soon but this,this I have to share.We have a special little friend.Yes,we do have a lot of special little friends but this one,she is simply amazing.Her name is Madison and she stole my heart from the moment I heard her very precious,tiny voice.She was,I believe,roommate number 2,last year.Zoey had just completed about a week of her first round of chemo and one evening in came a new roommate.Sweet,tiny thing with dark hair down to her waist named Madison.Both her Grandmas were there,along with her mom and dad.Everyone of them had that shell shocked look on their faces that said it all and needed no words..Mark and I were getting ready to do our switch,I said a quick hello and goodbye and I was off.Well,the next morning Mark called me and said,"You are not going to believe this".He said Madison's mom Julie, was crossing the room to use the bathroom and spotted our family photograph and stopped.She pointed to Taylor's picture and said something along the lines of "I am Taylor's manager at "In N Out."Oh my gosh.Seriously.What are the chances?Julie said that she knew that Taylor's sister was sick.Didn't know the particulars and never dreamed they could possibly land in the same hospital,let alone the same ROOM,as we were.As for us not knowing Julie,In N Out has a huge managerial staff and we weren't in very often so we really would have never had the opportunity to have seen or meet her.And ... to top it off,the next day,in walks Madison's Aunt Steph who just so happens to be the manager of the Starbucks where we go ... way too much!Small world indeed and what a blessing it was to have found Madison and her family.I would however give back that blessing if it meant Madison did not have to fight cancer though.Madison was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma and has been put through the paces,big time, since last November.You could not imagine the treatments Madison has endured to get to this day and as of today,as per a recent scan,Madison has No Evidence of Disease.She has another 5 month Antibody protocol to still under go but these days,her family is rejoicing and embracing the future.

Madison is a huge Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana fan.We are talking pj's,underwear,shirts,blankets and not one but two blonde wigs.Over the last year,many people who love Madison, have tried,to no avail,to see if she could meet Miley in person.Nothing has panned out.Well,last night Madison went to a Miley Cyrus concert,courtesy of her adoring Grandma.She went with her Mom and aunt and her mom's friend Tiffany.They sat in the 6th row and if they had left that night,with just have seen a Miley concert, that close,that would have been enough for Madison but instead,see for yourself,what happened.This was not planned or orchestrated.THIS was just the way Madison was meant to meet her idol.Even if your not a Miley/Hannah fan,you have to watch this.When Julie called me last night on their way home I was so beyond ecstatic for Madison.I wished that I had been there to see it.When Julie called today to tell me to check out youtube,well,I cried.And I cried.My little Madison.Living every little girls dream,right there,in front of thousands.Amazing.Simply amazing.Don't forget to pause my music because you HAVE got to hear Madison's sweet little voice.

34 comments:

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Amazing....Simply amazing....

stephanie said...

AMEN!!!! I love to hear the good news!!!! What a sweetheart! What a moment!!!! I Love it! Thanks for this one Heather.
BTW, the girls in this house are all big Miley fans!

Katie said...

That is awe-inspiring, truly amazing. Thankyou for sharing, so touching.
Best of Wishes from Australia xxx

Cammie Heflin said...

Oh my goodness! I am bawling right now! How wonderful!

Samantha said...

Incredible! I cried through the whole thing! Thank you for sharing such an amazing moment in that amazing little girls life...

Anonymous said...

Oh Heather, how uplifting. I can't imagine how much that one moment meant to Madison's family. What a beautiful moment to pause and be happy! Thanks for sharing!! Christy Pinuelas

Denise said...

Well...there is my good, hard cry for the night!! Couldn't have been a more perfect song to bring her up for!! The people you have met on your journey just continues to amaze me!!! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

OK, so I cried and cried, too. That was great to watch.

Kristy said...

Must say I have watched this multiple times with just happy tears!! I also needed to post on my Facebook!! Good deeds should be shared and what a beautiful moment for Madison!! So happy that she is doing well!!!!

Anonymous said...

Question of the night - How old is Madison? She knows all the words! We can't figure out how old she is.... Christy Pinuelas

Lacey said...

Oh Heather,she is the cutest thing ever. How lucky for you guys to be roomates. And how great for Miley to see her and know she deserves a close up!

Junior said...

this was just precious, what a blessing for this sweet little girl. Junior is a huge miley fan

Anonymous said...

Oh my oh my oh my! My 18 year old daughter and I are watching this video with tears running down our cheeks! What a wonderful experience for Madison; what a class act Miley is!

Karen and Kristen in Logan

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful experience for Madison - she will have that to remember for ever - "FOR THE GRACE OF GOD"!

Gave me goose bumps (and of course tears) watching it. She too is a beautiful child.

Robyn from Otisco

Angie said...

That WAS simply amazing...I am sitting here with tears in my eyes. Great news she is disease free and got to meet Miley!!! So precious.

datri said...

That song makes me cry anyway, so I was positively bawling when I was watching this. thanks for sharing!

Anna said...

Isnt it funny how we can do our best to try to make something happen then God steps in......

Hope said...

I cried. Amazing... Wow.

Googsmom said...

Absolutly WONDEFUL!!! That was great. Off to find a tissue.

Mo said...

That was awesome! Thank you for sharing this :) Prayers for Madison.

scrappy quilter said...

Absolutely amazing!! And what a sweetie she is.

libby @ ninesandquines said...

wow....sitting here crying for little madison....breathtaking and beautiful....

Anonymous said...

Wow! The "higher power" working miracles again.... How wonderful that it is available for all to see & hear...

Love
Bluebelle

Jeana said...

Wow, now wasn't that the most precious things...Like Denise I got my good cry in for the day. That was just magical, what a sweet little girl. Thanks so much for sharing.

Katie Epstein said...

WOW!!!! My tears are welling up...so happy for her...amazed at the song choice...how it wasn't planned...and how I am actually impressed with Miley's thoughtfulness and awareness of the audience. So sweet...thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wow - I don't know how anyone could watch this without tears. I think so often we look at children with serious illnesses and try to minimize the disease, but instead we end up minimizing the child. These children to be recognized and applauded for the amazing strength that they show each and every day. This is just what happened and here - thanks for sharing.

Proud Grandma said...

how great for Madison - what a classy person Miley is & how awesome that Madison got to meet her like that - must have been Divine intervention - Something that Madison will remember all of her life!

Bea Braun said...

This is amazing! What an incredible time for Madison and look how it has touched all of us. Just knowing about her journey and seeing her sweet face singing with Miley...ok crying again. Thank you so much for sharing this, it is really inspiring. Makes you realize what's important.

Bea Braun said...

Hey Madison's video and her cute little voice was just on Access Hollywood!!! So adorable.

Anonymous said...

Quite unexpectedly, I suddenly became a Mylie Cyrus fan! Thanks for sharing.

Jenefer

Tish said...

I have goosebumps that won't go away! Madison knew the words to that song as if she wrote the song herself.

When Madison was admitted to the BMT unit at CHLA, her grandma wrote to tell me she was staying in room 433 where she had learned that Thomas previously stayed through the month of September.

I asked Thomas to watch over Madison and keep her safe.

Thank you for sharing this video with us, Heather. It brings tears to my eyes and never-ending goosebumps. I've never seen Madison's darling face until tonight.

God is so good.

Jables said...

ok im in tears here and i dont even know Madison like you do...omg..that was sooo moving! Kudos to Miley! And way to go Madison! Maybe Make a Wish can get her a day spent with Miley Cyrus?

julie said...

Heather thank you so much for sharing Madison's story with your blog world I'm crying just sitting here reading all the thoughtful kind words left by these strangers who don't even know madison! Thank you for everything. next week will be 1 year for us and it does seem like a life time ago but at the sametime seems like it was yesterday.

Love you guys,

Julie & Madison

LisaL said...

That was so beautiful! I cried, too. My husband walked in to the room while I was watching and asked what it was... gave him the short explanation, then he looks at me and says "don't." Told him, too late, already cried!