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Benefit set for young girl with undiagnosed medical condition


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Madison Frerichs, 10, cuddles with a friend in her hospital bed at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver, where she has been for the past three weeks for an abdominal condition which doctors have not yet been able to diagnose. Fox Theatre will host a special showing of "Maleficent" on Saturday as a fundraiser for Madison's medical expenses.

Known as the Cupcake Boss, a dancer, crafter and all-around sweet young girl, 10-year-old Madison Frerichs was suddenly afflicted with a painful abdominal condition in August that doctors haven't yet been able to diagnose or treat.

Madison's digestive tract has progressively shut down since her first pediatric appointment 65 days ago, according to her father, Dennis Cheatham.

"The initial problem started with the large intestine, followed by the small intestine, and by Day 40, her stomach stopped digesting food," he said. He added that the doctors have eliminated or treated all the common...

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