Cancer survivor, 17, has ‘go for it’ approach


Maddie Dillon, 17, did not really understand what cancer was when she was diagnosed at age 8. With the help of Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic, she beat her leukemia, but only briefly. Six months later it came back, and she went through more treatment.

Today, Maddie  sings, plays the guitar, and has a “go for it” approach to life. She says she used to look forward to going to the Jimmy Fund Clinic, where she met other children with cancer and always felt safe.

Maddie’s story is an inspirational one, and one that her family is very proud of.

Meet Maddie Dillon in this video.


On Wednesday, Aug. 22, tune into WEEI or NESN to hear Maddie live on the She is scheduled to be on WEEI during the 5 p.m. hour.


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