Monroe 12-year-old passes away after battle with cancer

Monroe 12-year-old passes away after battle with cancer
Madison Smallwood (Team Madison Facebook page)

CINCINNATI, Ohio (FOX19) - A 12-year-old Monroe girl passed away Tuesday morning after a yearslong battle with cancer.

Madison’s mother Lori Smallwood wrote in a private social media post that Madison passed away around 11:15 a.m.

Madison has captivated the community since she was diagnosed with stage 4 osteosarcoma when she was 8 years old and began her own “bucket list" in 2018.

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Among the goals she marked off her list include taking over her town as an honorary mayor, meeting world-famous hippo Fiona, driving a car and even becoming prom queen.

Maddie’s Hope — a nonprofit that honors local children who are fighting cancer — posted publicly on Facebook about Madison’s passing.

It is with the heaviest of hearts I have to tell you Madison Smallwood earned her angel wings this morning after a long...

Posted by Maddie's Hope on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

You can learn more about Madison and her bucket list story here.

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