Family Advocacy Day Hero -- Meet Madison S.
Madisen Maree S., Age 10
Hometown: Southaven, MS
Hospital: Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN
When she was 3 months old, Madisen was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition which causes excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain. At age 2, Madisen started complaining of headaches about twice a week and went to several specialists in different fields before being properly diagnosed at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Despite having both a ventricular-peritoneal shunt and a lumbar-peritoneal shunt to help divert the flow of excessive fluid, Madisen faces her challenges with courage and is still a straight “A” student.
The great care Madisen has received at the children’s hospital enables her to take on anything she desires. She is a cheerleader, basketball player and a great swimmer. She also loves playing with her sisters, Raegan and Ava Monroe.
Fact: Approximately two-thirds of all children with medical complexity are covered by Medicaid.