FOREWORD by Craig Kielburger, Free the Children Foundation. When the Children's Wish Foundation approached lovely thirteen-year-old Maddison Babineau just after she received her cancer diagnosis, they offered her the wish of a lifetime. You can anything, they said: A Disney cruise? The chance to meet your favorite movie star? A five thousand dollar shopping spree? To those who knew her, it came as no surprise that none of these things were on Maddie s wish list.But she did know exactly what she wanted. She had been moved to tears after watching a television program about the plight of orphaned children in an African village whose suffering was made all the more tragic because of inadequate shelter, lack of food, and clean drinking water. Maddie s wish? To ease the plight of these children, half-way across the world. With the money from the foundation, Maddie built the village orphans shelter and a school, she provided food and clean water. But this was just the start. Despite being bedridden, and then hospital-bound by her disease, until her dying day Maddie became an indefatigable fundraiser for her children. Maddie was recognized, in life and posthumously, with a number of awards, honors, and memorials. But, until the end, all that was important to her was providing hope and future to the village children who had filled her heart.
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Published December 2, 2012
by Bettie Youngs Book Publishers.
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