The Swensons are a family of five living in Warminster PA. Hap and Christine have been married for 18 years and have three beautiful daughters. Thirteen year old, Abby is the oldest, Maddie is in the middle and is twelve years old and the youngest, Isabelle is nine years old.

Maddie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when she was just 7 years old. The family celebrated every act of bravery and every small victory toward a cancer-free life.

Maddie finished her treatment on her 10th birthday and they could not have been happier that this chapter of her life was behind her. This past Thanksgiving day Maddie celebrated her 12th birthday and her parents were bursting with pride and an intense sense of gratitude as they watched their beautiful daughter blow out her birthday candles.

One week later their world came crashing down as they were told that Maddie had relapsed. Maddie’s Leukemia had returned. No child should ever have to face cancer, but to battle cancer twice seems unfathomable. Maddie’s strength is unwavering. She is stoic and brave, ready to battle this demon for a second time. The family is finding strength in her immense courage.

This past December, Maddie began an intense treatment plan that is expected to last another two and a half years. Please keep Maddie & the Swenson family in your thoughts and prayers as they face childhood cancer again.

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