Family searches for cure for daughter, 7, with mystery illness

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A family in Richmond, Va., is desperate to find a cure for a mystery illness that’s plaguing their 7-year-old daughter Maddie.

“Maddie is miserable,” mother Erin Hays told our sister station WTVR. “She has seen specialists in rhuemetology, immunology, dermatology and infectious disease. We are currently waiting on an appointment with hematology/oncology.”

The Hays family decided to come forward with their story because they hope someone who sees it might know how to help their little girl.

According to WTVR, Maddie first broke out in what her mother called a “mystery rash” when she was just two years old. That rash went away.

The rash came back last fall, with a vengeance. It is so large, it has caused painful swelling on Maddie’s face. When the swelling gets very bad, her mother said, Maddie’s eyes are forced to close.

Her family has set-up a GoFundMe page to raise money to help offset their medical bills.

You can contact the Hays family through the Hope for Maddie Facebook page.


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