MONROE, OH (FOX19) - An 11-year-old southwest Ohio girl is marking another item off her bucket list as she continues to fight Stage 4 cancer.
By all accounts, Madison Smallwood is incredibly strong.
The child has lived just more than a decade of life but, in that short time, she's encountered overwhelming obstacles and is fighting fights some adults three times her age never experience.
At just 8-years-old, Madison was diagnosed with Stage 4 Osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, according to her mother.
"She has undergone major leg surgery, four lung surgeries, and then, she's done 30 rounds of chemo and 23 rounds of radiation," Lori Smallwood said.
It's been a rollercoaster of good days and bad days for the Monroe family. There's been up and, more recently, some downs.
A tumor that was removed from Madison's body has returned, and now it's inoperable, doctors have told the family.
With her mother's help, she created a "bucket list" of things she hopes to accomplish as soon as possible.
"She got a drivers license. She drove a Corvette," her mother said. "She's graduated from sixth grade recognition. She got to graduate from high school."
Another special moment in time Madison wanted to experience was to attend prom. Her Monroe community made that a reality Wednesday night by hosting "Madison Smallwood's Fifth Grade Prom."
Held at the Lodge at Lake Lyndsay in Hamilton, the event was complete with a DJ, photographers, food, dessert and even a limo. Nearly everything, including the space itself, was a donated, according to Lori Smallwood.
"The love and the support is beyond me," she said.
Madison's classmates from Monroe Elementary, attended prom with her. Four boys even escorted her as her "dates."
"Seeing the smile on Madison's face, it's just amazing," said Colby Watts, a classmate and one of Madison's "dates."
Overall, the kids at the prom said they had a great time, but the bucket list is bittersweet.
"It's happy, but at the same time, it's sad, because she's going through a lot of hard stuff," said another of her dates, Wesley Heintzelman.
Madison does have more to check off her bucket list, including a beach vacation and taking photos in her mother's wedding dress.
You can follow updates on Madison's story and her progress on a Facebook page called "Team Madison".