For Those Of You That Followed Maddie Sargent...

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  1. CharlotteASMom

    CharlotteASMom There are Cheeropedia articles about me!

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    Maddie is a cheerleader at Wake Forest Allstars and many of us were following her battle with leukemia in 2008 and 2009. She touched many of our hearts with her positive attitude and "never give up" personality. I have been fortunate enough to see her back on the mat competing her in NC. Her Mom just updated her CaringBridge journal so I thought several of you would like to know how she is doing.

    Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:33 PM, CDT


    Well, I'll start by saying things here are very good. Maddie just did her three year studies for pulmonary, echo, and xrays and everything looked good. Her DNA test also came back showing none of her old cells.
    In December, we went to the clinic for Maddie's 2 1/2 year check-up. As usual, she did a DNA test. The results of the test showed some of Maddie's old cells again. After a transplant there should be no more old cells. Usually it means recurrence of the disease. Her doctor told us to just watch for any symptoms and come in every two months to get retested. If the amount of cells increased, he warned we would probably need to do a bone marrow test to find out exactly what the cells were. She never showed any symptoms and the subsequent DNA tests did not show the cell base growing any bigger. As I said already, the results of her last DNA test showed none of her old cells. Her doctor said he wasn't sure why the cells went away but they would not have gone away on their own if they were bad cells.
    We're not sure why they showed up but the fact remains that they are now gone and Maddie remains healthy. She hasn't done anything normally during this entire journey so I don't know why she would start now.
    Everything else here is good as well. The weather is beautiful, the beach is nice, and the girls are going to track out of school in about three weeks. Maddie would also like me to let you all know that she just got her roundoff, back handspring, back tuck. She's VERY excited about that! God bless!

    If you would like to read more about Maddie, here is her CaringBridge site.
    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/maddiesargent
     
  2. cheerfor2

    cheerfor2 They call me Susie

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    SO happy to hear good news!! Continued prayers for Maddie and her family. And congratulations to her on her tumbling, that's awesome.
    Thank you for the update.
     
  3. ufomom

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    Thanks for the update. And yeah for healthy!:D
     
  4. DJ

    DJ Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    So happy to hear this news.
     
  5. NJ Coach

    NJ Coach 10's Across the Board....literally. Staff Member National Champion

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    Yay Maddie!! Thrilled with the news!
     
  6. carolinagirl823

    carolinagirl823 I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    Thank you for posting this update! I am so thrilled for her!
     
  7. CA-Mia

    CA-Mia I shimmy daily

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    Thanks for the update. Still praying for her..
     
  8. kristenthegreat

    kristenthegreat Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Thanks for the update! Nice to hear good things..
     
  9. Taylor25

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    God bless her and her family! Keeping them in my thoughts and prayers
     
  10. ACEDAD

    ACEDAD Named "Best Veteran" meaning "Most Attractive".

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    That's such great news!
     
  11. xcocchia

    xcocchia I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    wonderful news! god bless you maddie! still in my prayers :)
     
  12. Diamond

    Diamond I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    I was actually just thinking about this about a week ago and wondering what happened to her. It's so amazing to hear she's doing well!:D
     
  14. Fameous MOM

    Fameous MOM I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    Praise God!!! That is amazing!
     
  15. FierceinTeal

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    Thnks For The Update. I Sent Her A Package When We First Found Out About Her And She Sent Me The Cutest Thank You Note <3 I Still Have It Hanging Up In My Room