Finding a cure for cancer, one cookie at a time

ATLANTA, Ga. -- A local 10-year-old is setting out to cure childhood cancer one cookie at a time.

Madison Mangham is baking cookies that are delicious and making a big difference.

The north Georgia girl has been able to raise thousands of dollars to find a cure for cancer just by turning on her oven.

"I've probably baked more than 5,000 cookies," said Madison.

Mangham can whip up anything you like.

"Snickerdoodle, chocolate chip, chocolate chocolate chip, peanut butter," she said.

She started her oven three years ago when her younger brother was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder. Since she couldn't make him better, she wanted to raise money to help find a cure.

"That just means a lot that she wants to help kids that have problems like Mason," said Hope Mangham, Madison's mom.

Madison never had the chance to meet her mom's brother Jody, who died of Leukemia when he was just 9.

She bakes now to help kids like Jody, and her brother Mason, get better.

"It just makes me really proud. she's always liked to give presents to other people, she's never been one to want for herself, she always wants to give to others," said Hope.

Madison's church donates the cookie dough, and at .50 cents a bag, she gives all of the proceeds to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

But she only sells the perfect cookies. The ones that break or burn, she eats -- especially her favorite.

"Chocolate chip," she said.

It started out small. Her first year, she donated $250 to Children's Healthcare, then $350. After word started getting around, this year, she was able to donate $1,500 to the hospital. She says her goal for next year is $3,000.


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