Merry Christmas Maddox!

Tyrone students created Christmas cards for a DuBois student battling a terminal form of cancer

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Last week, students from 20 Tyrone High School homerooms decorated and signed Christmas cards for Maddox Hyde, a 14-year-old boy from Reynoldsville, PA who has been battling neuroblastoma, a type of cancer, since he was six years old.

All Maddox wants this holiday season are Christmas cards from around the world.

Tyrone High School helped make Maddox’s Christmas wish come true by sending him 20 hand-drawn Christmas cards.

There are kids like Maddox that are less fortunate than most and if we can brighten their day, that’s all that matters.”

— Mya Romano

Senior Olivia Watson started the project here at Tyrone. Watson saw the campaign to help Maddox online and decided to use her position as Eagle Eye News editor to help promote it within the school.

“I had zero idea I’d become as invested in it as I did, let alone have so many homerooms participate in making Maddox’s Christmas an amazing one,” said Watson.

Cards for Maddox have been coming from all around the world, including countries like Brazil, South Africa, and Singapore.

Even famous and well-respected people have sent cards, such as politician Hillary Clinton and Jodie W. Minor Jr, the Captain of the US Army.

Maddox also received a signed football and a card signed by former Penn State and current San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould.

“It’s important [to give] at Christmas time because it’s a time of giving. There are kids like Maddox that are less fortunate than most and if we can brighten their day, that’s all that matters,” said senior Mya Romano, who designed and drew the front of Mr. Hock’s homeroom’s Christmas card.

As of yesterday, Maddox has received 85,172 Christmas cards.

Hopefully, by this Wednesday he will receive 20 more from the students of Tyrone High School.

Merry Christmas Maddox!

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