16-year-old Madi Moore, a standout volleyball player who rallied an Indiana community from Linton, has passed away Monday after a long battle with Leukemia and complications from a bone marrow transplant.
The high school student left peacefully at 7:30 a.m. Monday at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. while being surrounded by family and friends.
Moore was diagnosed with acute myeloid Leukemia in January of 2018 and beat that cancer after a bone marrow transplant, but was later diagnosed with Graft Versus Host Disease.
In an interview with WRRWO/WAWV last year, Moore talked about her passion for volleyball and her journey to fight against Leukemia.
“I really thought I was gonna like it, so when I tried out, I made the team, and I just fell in love with the sport.”, Moore said.
The young girl was always being there for her teammates and provided inspiration for the Wabash Valley.
“She was so beautiful and courageous,” Jennifer Maloney, one of nearly 2,000 people to post about Madi on Tera Orman’s Facebook page, wrote. “Such an inspiration to others in that condition, plus she inspired other teens. Such an awesome human being. R.I.P. Madison.”
There will be a “cruise in for a cause” fundraiser for her family from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Humphreys Park in Linton, mywabashvalley reported.