By Sanford Children's Hospital

After being born with Down Syndrome, Brad & Teresa couldn’t imagine that Mariah’s greatest adversity would be something else… cancer.

Mariah’s parents watched in awe as Mariah worked diligently to keep up with other kids. Then she was diagnosed with cancer. Her parents were angry with God, but it was Mariah that brought back their spiritual faith, reminding them to say their prayers before bed.

Mariah attends school in Brandon and goes to Camp Bring It On! during the summer, where she has made so many friends. She has an amazing character and a fun personality… she is also a whiz at jump roping!

Now a cancer survivor, Mariah taught her parents, and so many others, true faith and inspires us all.

Cure Kids Cancer: Mariah Matthies
Sanford Children's Hospital

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