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Madison Merrifield
Service to Mankind Award recipient
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Madison Merrifield

      Our youngest recipient is 16-year old Madison Merrifield, a senior at Statesboro High School. Madison has already accomplished more, touched more lives and volunteered more of her time than most of us do in a lifetime. When she was 8 years old, she was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a rare childhood cancer. She has battled this cancer three times and her life is an example of courage and grace through trials. Bravely, Madison decided early on to give back and embrace life at the same time she was fighting cancer. Most days find Madison participating in activities at Statesboro High, volunteering with projects at her church serving meals at the Statesboro weekend soup kitchen, attending an American Cancer Society event or fundraiser. So far, Madison has raised over $45,000 in support of families dealing with cancer.

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