Condition: Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
City, State: Medford, OR
Club: Abraham Elementary School Sparrow Club Service Hours:
Date Adopted: 1/14/2022
Madelen's Story:Madelen, a.k.a. “Maddie,” is an 8-year-old little girl who is in 3rd grade at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.
Maddie has an eye condition called optic nerve hypoplasia. This condition has caused severe vision problems that have made her legally blind.
Maddie also has a condition called endocrinopathy, which is a hormone deficiency that causes delayed growth. She was nonverbal until 6 years of age.
In November 2020, Maddie was also diagnosed with autism. She struggles with food textures and using a fork and spoon.
Maddie currently requires the use of a cane and receives growth hormone shots every day.
Maddie is a very determined and independent child. She has already overcome many obstacles. Although she has extremely impaired vision, Maddie has found a way to read both braille and print.
Maddie’s favorite color is purple. She loves Barbies, music, playing the drums and piano, and she has a very imaginative mind.
Maddie will be adopted as a Sparrow to Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. ALE Students will work hard to raise money for Maddie through sponsored community service.
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