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The Touching Story Behind Mom's Photo of 2 Child Cancer Patients

One moment, captured on camera, is inspiring people all over the county.

Maliyah Jones and Madelina DeLuca are both cancer patients at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, WPXI News reported. They had only recently met when Maliyah’s mother, Tazz Jones, caught a special moment between the two girls with her camera.

Caption this! Repost & Share please! Trying to get this picture seen all over the world. So many people have been...

Posted by Tazz Jones on Sunday, May 3, 2015


Madelina, 2,  has acute myeloid leukemia, according to her GoFundMe page. Maliyah, 5, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when she was 2 years old, WPXI News reported.

Since Jones posted it on her Facebook page earlier this month, the photo has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook and the story has been picked up by news outlets all over the world.

I really want this picture to be seen all over the world because it expresses so many things — friendship, sickness, love, comfort and support to name a few,” Jones told ABC News. “I want people to feel what I felt the moment I took the photo.”

Hear more about Maliyah’s story in the video below: 

To visit Maliyah’s fundraising page, go here. To visit Madelina’s, go here.

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