Fox 4: Hundreds parade through two local towns to celebrate patients’ final chemo treatments
By Dave D'Marko
Four-year-old Maddie Fox and her family have been practicing social distancing long before the rest of us, for most of her life.
She was diagnosed with high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 2.
“We’re used to this whole isolation thing," her mom Emily said. "Ever since she has been diagnosed we’ve been isolated. We don’t allow people in our house and things like that."
She’s been going through chemotherapy for 2 and a half years at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
“Just going to chemo on Friday, I was very anxious. We hadn’t been out anywhere and going into public. I wouldn’t let her touch anything,” Fox said.
Friday also marked a special day for Maddie: her last day of chemo.
“To see the amount of people who really care and wanted to put a smile on her face and our face, it was absolutely incredible,” Emily Fox said.
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