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It was on the heels of them learning Madalayna suffers from a rare genetic disorder called malignant infantile osteopetrosis.
The side effects cause progressive vision and hearing loss, bone density and could potentially be fatal.
family is overjoyed now that a bone marrow donor match has been found for their infant daughter, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder.
The Ducharme family had every reason to worry about their six-month-old baby daughter Madalayna, who was diagnosed with malignant infantile osteopetrosis in January.
In the weeks that followed, more than 1,300 people were tested to see if they were a potential match with Madalayna, who the family has nicknamed her “warrior princess.” After several weeks of waiting, the family received confirmation on Monday that a match for Madalayna had been found.
“It’s been an emotional rollercoaster since the diagnosis,” Tamara told CTV Windsor in an interview at Ronald Mc Donald House in Toronto on Tuesday.
"We are sending big THANKS to all who have supported us, got swabbed, volunteered and donated blood," she posted.Doctors contacted the family this week – and Ducharme is already undergoing treatment and is being prepped for the bone marrow transplant.CTV News spoke with the family -- and they are elated with the news, but the Ducharme's excitement is tempered by a fear of what lies ahead.Before a bone marrow transplant can even take place, Madalayna’s treatment will include heavy doses of chemotherapy, with potential side effects. “She’s a happy little girl, she doesn’t look ill, she cries once in a while like a regular child, but she’s going to be very, very unwell.“And, I don’t know if I’m ready for that.” Madalayna’s father Charles said right now he’s relishing his daughter’s laughs and smiles, “because we know that shortly, it’s going to be a very difficult time, and we just want to be able soak up all these happy healthy-looking moments and enjoy ourselves while we can.” Madalayna’s treatment is set to begin immediately in Toronto.
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“We stayed positive that sooner or later, something would happen for us.” But the Ducharmes’ excitement at finding a match has been offset somewhat by a fear of what lies ahead.