Meet Madi - a remarkably strong young lady with whom I am proud to know.
Madi lives up in the Iron Range of Minnesota, is adorable, caring, smart, drives her mother crazy, and generous to kids and adults alike. In short, she's a typical 13-year-old girl.
And now she and her family are winning the fight of her life.
In early February, Madi was diagnosed with a form of ovarian cancer that spread to her lungs.
The initial surgery was performed within days, and after dozens of treatments and four week-long chemotherapy sessions, all indications are that she has beaten this thing!!
Insurance covers the medical costs, but the hidden costs of this fight are huge. Bills don't pay themselves, and parents don't leave a critically ill child alone. Travel and hotels and living on the road have affected the family finances.
Here is your chance to help take the edge off this family and let them focus on healing.
- 20% donation rate! For every $100 spent on Perspectives Photography Services, Booking Fees, and Products, $20 will be donated directly to the family.
- This will continue until Madi hears the words: "remission".
Which, we expect, will be soon... for she is #Madistrong.
Other businesses supporting #Madistrong
Melinda at the Uniq Boutiq has created a special design for #Madistrong!
- All proceeds from the sale of #Madistrong merchandise will go directly to the family.
Madistrong logo is
(c) Melinda Sabelko
Used with permission
(More businesses will be added as I discover them!)
Kayla and Jarrad at Phoenix RUSTorations have stepped up hard for Madi and her family!
For the month of March, Phoenix RUSTorations will donate 100% of profits from commission sales of restored blades to #Madistrong!
15 customizable hatchets and axes will be up for sale!
To begin the order process, contact them via FB and IG:
A special offer from Independent Stylist and Hair Awesomeness Contractor Katy Pilz, for Chive members!
For the month of March, Katy will be donate $20 per full-service cut to Madi and the family!
If you are able to donate hair to Wigs for Kids or other hair donation non-profit, she will donate the ENTIRE cost of your haircut to #Madistrong!
Contact Katy at The Hair District Collective in Maple Grove, MN!
Phone: 763-657-7900 (ask specifically for Katy Pilz!)
Shawn Hansen, owner of Safe Sober Rides LLC in Eagan, Minnesota, has committed to donate a minimum of $100/month from company revenues towards #Madistrong!
Safe Sober Rides is a volunteer service in the Twin Cities that provides safe rides home from member bars on Friday and Saturday nights. Rides are FREE - Drivers work exclusively for tips to get you home, and will get your car home as well for a very low fee! Tip those angels hard, and everyone wins!
Pickups from home to start your night available!
Member Bars and more info: www.safesoberrides.com
Schedule a ride: 612-986-5394
Because the bills don't pay themselves if you are spending all your time at the hospital with your child.
If you prefer to directly support the family, there is a GoFundMe page to help the family with day-to-day needs as they focus on beating cancer!
View it at: