Maddy shows true colours

Maddy Litchfield, 9, had her face painted by a Ronald McDonald House volunteer this week while receiving treatment for leukemia.
Maddy Litchfield, 9, had her face painted by a Ronald McDonald House volunteer this week while receiving treatment for leukemia. CONTRIBUTED

WHEN little Maddy Litchfield suddenly fell ill and had trouble walking, Michael and Bronwyn Litchfield rushed their daughter to hospital, as any loving parents would.

Within a matter of hours, nine-year-old Maddy was air-lifted to Brisbane and diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia.

With no time to prepare for the turmoil that had hit their lives, the Litchfields rushed to be by their daughter's side, leaving behind their Warwick home, friends and work.

While it would be easy to succumb to the despair associated with such a diagnosis, Mr Litchfield said he and his wife were focussed on getting their daughter well again.

"We were shocked and teary-eyed, as you could imagine, but we just have to be strong and focus on getting her better," he said.

Mr Litchfield said his daughter was happy to have little reminders of home while in hospital.

"Maddy is missing her friends but one of her friends came for a visit last week and her class sent her a lot of get-well cards," he said.

The youngster started chemotherapy almost immediately after being transferred to Brisbane but Mr Litchfield said spirits are high and Maddy is doing well.

"She is pretty weak from all of the medicine but a good thing is she is eating like a horse," he said. "Even though she is such a little girl she has no problem finishing off a foot-long sub."

Maddy was discharged from the hospital about two weeks ago and is now staying at the Ronald McDonald House with her parents.

The Litchfields are awaiting the results of further tests.

Those wanting to help the Litchfield family can make a cash donation at the Warwick Credit Union or purchase a raffle ticket from the Warwick RSL.

 

Help Maddy

Drop into the Warwick Credit Union branch and donate to the family

Purchase a $2 raffle ticket from the Warwick RSL

Topics:  hospital, leukemia, maddy litchfield, warwick, warwick credit union



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
MACHINERY HOUSEHOLD... AUCTION
Commercial Farm Machinery - Fencing - House Hold and Sundries Auction Auction THIS ...
Look - $175,000 in... $175,000
House 2 1 1
STEEL FRAME HOMES OWNER... STEEL FRAME HOMES OWNER BUILDERS Great deals to suite each Individual. Quality, ...

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Warwick jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
GENERAL MANAGER ... Gladstone Full Time $120 - $150
SHORT ORDER COOK Warwick Casual
Senior Stockperson Clifton Full Time
Diocese Of Toowoomba... Toowoomba Full Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Job Listings

Search for your next job now.
Learn More

Baby of the Year...

Baby Competition 2014
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Search for a property online right now.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Virgo

You may feel that the foundation on which your goals and ideas are built is a little shaky. When your confidence is wavering, try looking to...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save