Sadly, a 9-year-old girl from East Lyme recently lost her battle with cancer.
The family of Madeline Guarraia said their daughter passed away peacefully in her sleep after five years of fighting.
“In bed with her mommy, holding hands and listening to nature sounds, she passed away ever so peacefully in her sleep with a slight smile on her face, as she ran into the arms of her Mimi. After 5 years of fighting, she is now forever cured,” the family said in a Facebook post.
East Lyme held a holiday tree lighting early last year, and the community came together to celebrate Christmas early for Maddie.
She also got an overwhelming response when she asked people to donate toys to other children during the holidays. She also became an honorary Waterford police officer last year.
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