K&C - Madelyn "Maddy" Manganello, 19, Hodgkin lymphoma (a white cell blood cancer), Nashua, NH, with Molly Malone, 17, Ewing sarcoma (a bone cancer), Lynnfield 8-15-17

Maddy and Molly met on the 2016 Jimmy Fund Spring Training Trip in Florida. They sat next to each other on the plane ride, and immediately clicked. All of Maddy's friends from Clinic make her feel so understood and she is so grateful for the chance to grow close with so many fellow patients over the years. Many of the teens have come together as a group, talk every day, and plan little reunions whenever possible. Maddy was diagnosed in May 2015 with Hodgkin lymphoma 2B after a year of not feeling well, an x-ray showed a tumor the size of dinner plate in her chest. Her treatment included six cycles of chemotherapy and a month of radiation. She has been in remission since November 2015. She attends the University of New Hampshire and hopes to graduate in 2020. She would like to pursue a career where she can give back and help those that have been in similar situations as herself. Maddy's favorite thing about the Jimmy Fund Clinic: “I love the way that the staff at the Jimmy Fund Clinic can provide patients with so many exciting and happy moments even during the most traumatic thing they've ever dealt with. It's also really inspiring to me that a lot of the doctors, nurses, and specialists who treat us are survivors themselves, or have had some other touching experience with cancer.”

Around November 2015, Molly started having pain in her neck. Being an athlete, she assumed the pain was a pulled muscle or something (she got a lot of those with figure skating). But over a month passed and the pain hadn't gotten better, instead it was getting worse. An x-ray showed that something was wrong with her cervical spine, but her pediatrician couldn't tell what it was. An MRI showed there was some type of tumor, a biopsy showed it was Ewing sarcoma. She was 15 years old. Molly’s treatment has included chemotherapy and radiation. She completed treatment in September 2016. She will graduate from Lynnfield High School in 2018 and hopes to go into the fashion industry and to be a stylist for photo shoots and fashion shows. Her hobbies include figure skating, playing ukulele, fashion sketching and fashion photography. Family includes parents Nukhet (mom) and Tim Malone and siblings Emily, Audrey, and Patrick.


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