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Spring break surprise for ailing teen
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Spring break surprise for ailing teen

ATLANTA -- This is a big week for thousands of families and students across metro Atlanta who are on spring break. Many opt to leave town one last time before the school year ends, but for some families it's not possible.

Fifteen-year-old Madison Baxter has cystic fibrosis and has been battling very hard of late. There was no way she and her family could go on spring break because of her health.

So Children's Healthcare of Atlanta surprised her with a staycation in Buckhead.

To set the stage, Madison and her two sisters had no idea they were going to stay at the Ritz-Carlton. Their mom told them they were staying with a friend. When they entered the Ritz lobby, the entire staff greeted them with clapping and cheering.

It got better from there when they found out they would be staying in the presidential suite and were going to enjoy the ultimate girls' night by ordering whatever they wanted from room service for dinner and for the next day. The Ritz also gave them tickets to LEGOLAND Discovery Center, which is right across the street.

It meant so much to Madison, who has missed out on a lot of things because of cystic fibrosis. Madison and her sisters took advantage of the pool and the presidential suite.

The night away made her spring break.

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