SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — This 4-year old Kid to Know has had a pretty rough life so far, but you wouldn’t know it from her smile.
Madison Austin has spent much of her young life in and out of the hospital.
Madison has a birth defect which makes it difficult for her to breathe on her own. She’s had a tracheotomy since she was 4-months old.
But, spend some time with her and her upbeat personality wins you over.
That’s the reason St. John’s Hospital named her its Patient of the Year. Her mom says she definitely deserves it.
You could see by all the hugs she was getting at the hospital, just how loved this 4-year old is.