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After Little Girl's Cancer Diagnosis, Photographer Captures Moment Family Shaves Heads

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The support of one’s family is a beautiful thing indeed. All the more so if you are a child diagnosed with cancer.

One family from Arizona received the dreaded news no one ever wants to hear. Ashley and Chris learned their 5-year-old daughter Madison “Madi” has leukemia.

According to a Facebook post shared by Alicia Samone Photography, Madi’s type of leukemia “is called Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). It’s an aggressive blood cancer.”

“As Madi fights against AML and we fight alongside her, I will be posting updates on our progress. My strong, brave girl will beat this!” the “My Miracle Madi” Facebook page reads.

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Though this is such a heartbreaking situation for everyone who knows this sweet little girl, her family has chosen to stand by her through every hardship.

One of the hardest and most familiar side effects associated with cancer and its treatment is hair loss. Sadly, Madi needed to have her head shaved.

She wasn’t alone, though. Alicia Samone Photography shared some photos that will break and warm your heart in the same instant.

“I will never get used to the look in the kids’ eyes. Deep deep in their eyes,” Samone wrote on her page. “And I know more than anything that these beautiful children are just that… Beautiful children that a horrible disease has taken hostage.”

According to Samone’s post, Madi’s family held a “shaving party” in her honor. The entire event was captured and frozen in time, revealing the true meaning of love.

“God is always listening to our prayers, and the power of prayer is unstoppable through Jesus Christ Amen,” a post on “My Miracle Madi” says.

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These photos are truly incredible and capture love at its finest. What an amazing family and support system this little girl has.

If you’d like to support Madi and her family during this trying time, please visit their GoFundMe page to read about their needs and learn more.

Our hearts are with them and we will keep Madi in our prayers. What a strong girl.

We’re grateful she has so much strength and love around her — a family that clearly understands how to fight together so Madi knows she is never alone.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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