photo by sealion of SacramentoYesterday was a celebration for one family, an occasion they never believed would come. One of their own is alive and well 10 years after being given a ten percent chance of survival with a rare form of leukemia.

That’s 3,652 days she wasn’t sure she was going to get, to watch her daughter Madelyn grow from a toddler into a 12-year-old.

Residents of Winter Park, Florida turned out to support the family in many ways including funding various expenses through a trust fund and showing up — 450 volunteers strong — for testing to see if they could be her bone marrow donor.

(READ the story in Daytona News-Journal)

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