Madelaine Wingfield

Madelaine Wingfield

Born: November, 2009

Madelaine Wingfield

  • Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Year of Diagnosis: 2004 and 2006
  • Diagnosis: In 2004 Acute Lyphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) In 2006 Isolated CNS Relapse ALL. As a result of the long term chemo and radiation she has also been diagnosed permanently with Osteopenic (bones break easily), Avascular Necrosis (bones are dead, dying or damaged) in both knees and ankles, there are numerous other long term side effects that she handles daily as well.

Some facts about my treatment:

Madelaine under went 5 years of chemotherapy, and cranial radiation. She also had numerous side effects to the chemo, especially the higher doses of chemo given after her relapse. She lost the ability to walk and roll during her first month of chemo and it took her 5 months to regain the ability to walk. During her first month of relapse protocol she also lost the ability to walk, but regained it much sooner within a month of stopping the chemo.

What I want people to know about me:

I kicked cANCER’s butt twice!!

My favourite day was

The day they took out my central line for the last time, and I could go swimming. (Because she had a central line from initial diagnosis until almost the end of her treatments for relapse she has never been swimming)

The worst thing about having cancer

Not being able to do all the things she wanted, because of germs, and physical abilities.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I really want to be a nurse, so I can help kids like me.

My message to other kids undergoing treatment

Keep on fighting and remember they are not alone, there are lots of survivors out there.

If you could have one superpower strength, what would it be?

The ability to heal people from their illnesses, injuries and diseases.

If I had three wishes they would be…

Wish 1: Nobody would have cancer. Wish 2: To go to Disney World again. Wish 3: I wish my knees and ankles didn’t hurt all the time and I could play the sports I want to play.

Our Featured Ambassador

This is Josh Nelson – a childhood cancer survivor. He knows about facing all the challenges of childhood cancer:

“I know first-hand how it feels to be a prisoner in the hospital and endure the surgeries and the endless needles and treatments. I know how it feels to lose my hair, throw up regularly and watch other kids around me earn their wings. I lost a part of my childhood that I will never get back. I know how it feels to look different and to be different. That’s something that I wouldn’t wish for any other kid to go through, and that is why I do what I do.”

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