Mission Monday: 10 Questions With Maddie Bubb 236

Mission Monday: 10 Questions With Maddie Bubb


What do you think of when you hear the words “Four Diamonds”? What impact does this organization have on you? We are taking a look at different perspectives of Four Diamonds to showcase just how much of an impact Four Diamonds and Mini-THON has on the world around us.

As we move into the month of October, fundraising season is in full swing. Childhood Cancer Awareness Month has come to a close, and we are in full Mini-THON season. This month, I chose to highlight a member of Mini-THON Nation, Boiling Springs High School student, Maddie Bubb. Maddie brings a very unique perspective to Mini-THON, as she is also a Four Diamonds sister. You can hear about her brother, Colby and his journey here. You may remember hearing Maddie’s mom speak at the Mini-THON Leadership Summit, and one take-away from her talk was that siblings are just as important to the childhood cancer journey as the child that is battling. They are part of their support system, and it is vital that you acknowledge that their life has also had a dramatic change. Maddie offers some really sound advice for siblings of childhood cancer patients, check it out below:
Q: What are you involved in both inside and outside of school?
A: I am involved many clubs and sports at school. I play field hockey, am part of the swim team, and do track and field. Inside school I am part of our Perfect Peers club and a Shadow Overall for BSHS Mini-THON.
Q: Coming from your perspective, what advice do you have for siblings

about how to cope with their siblings childhood cancer diagnosis?

Q: How did Colby’s journey impact you?
Q: Why do you Mini-THON?
A: I Mini-THON for Colby and so that hopefully one day no child has to fear cancer.
Q: How do you balance Mini-THON work with everything else you do?
A: I find it easy to balance Mini-THON work with everything else because I have help from my school’s entire Mini-THON club. We all have one goal, to help the kids, which makes it easy to accomplish all of our goals.
Q: What’s your favorite event at your Mini-THON?
A: My favorite event at Mini-THON is seeing the total. It is such a good feeling to know that all your hard work has paid off and that you are helping the kids.
Q: What is your favorite thing to do with your friends outside of school and Mini-THON?
A: My favorite thing to do with my friends outside of school and Mini-THON is really just to hang out. Being around my friends is always full of laughs even when we're doing nothing.
Q: What is your favorite thing to do with your family?
A: My favorite thing to do with my family is to go on vacation. We all get together and go as one big group. It's nice to spend time with everyone in a place I love.

Q: What’s the best part of having Colby as a brother?

Q: When you hear the word “research”, what does that mean to you?
Maddie is just one of the hundreds of siblings that were also affected by their sibling's diagnosis of childhood cancer. She was there for her entire family for support during her brother's battle, but she also took time for herself to recharge, which is important. This also helped her to spark her future career interest, which is to be a pediatric nurse, and to hopefully get to work with pediatric oncology patients! The fight against Childhood Cancer takes a village, and a whole lot of love, support and encouragement from the entire family, and community.
Blog For The Kids® 10/22/2018 8:52am EDT


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