CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Madison Merrifield beat a childhood cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma. Intense treatments left her without teeth on one side of her mouth for 11 years. She was a Johnson & Wales college student learning exquisite ways to cook, yet couldn't chew or eat many things.
I first featured her incredible story in March. (Catch up here)
When I posted about Madison, she was getting ready to undergo a major operation to correct what the cancer-saving surgeries as a child had messed up. @Claire's Army, a Charlotte non-profit, was helping connect with her doctors and raise funds.
- Madison was able to get the surgery she needed.
- It created the beautiful smile you see in this picture.
- The picture was from her Johnson & Wales commencement.
- She's a graduate!
In her blog, Madison said she also graduated from her post-surgery-all-smoothie diet. (Read here it here)
"Can someone say Chipolte?!" she writes.