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Alis BFF Madison speaking on Battens
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This is Alis BFF Madison speaking out on the horrible disease that took her friend away from her way too soon. Ali was diagnosed at four years old with a rare but not so rare disease called battens it is a very fatal disease with no cure. Ali fought a brave battle , but gained her heavenly wings at the age of seven just less than 4 months ago. Ali touched more hearts in her short time here than most do in a life time. Ali and Madison have a one of a kind friendship even though Ali wasn't able to walk, talk or see she had her own special way of talking, loving and connecting with her BFF Madison. Please help Madison and Alis mommy Donya Catlett spread awareness of battens disease and keep Alis memory and legacy alive. There are many more Battens children some have joined Ali in heaven and others are still fighting. We need more awareness of Battens Disease in hopes of one day soon finding a cure. Please take a stand with Alis BFF and fight against this monster battens. Thank you and may god bless you .
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anonymous
This is a true best friend! She is an Ali warrior!! We are Ali strong!!
+31 votes
Jan 14, 2015
shelly alewine 640 points
Madison is an amazing little girl just like her BFF  Ali
tlclavinia 290 points
This BFF of Ali will accomplish great things in her life. She is a warrior in every which way.......love you Madison......keep on fighting for Ali and all the beautiful children that have been taken by this dreadful disease and those who are still fighting it. From Canada with love and gratitude to you and Ali's family for not giving up the fight against this horrible Batten's Disease.
+23 votes
Jan 14, 2015
JoAnn Caudle 18,040 points
The meaning of true friendship is Ali and Madison.........soul sisters forever. Even now Madison is Ali's voice!
+20 votes
Jan 14, 2015
tinaalewine 61,860 points
Yes she is. Madison is Ali strong
AllieM 600 points
I am a proud member of Ali's Angels.  This sweet baby stole my heart forever, as well as many other Batten's Disease warriors.  These children deserve a chance that requires talented research!!  Madison is an extraordinary young lady who never left Ali's side and continues to bring her best friend's spirit to life.  Thank you Madison!
+19 votes
Jan 14, 2015
Crystal Blevins 7,680 points
Madison has so much love for Ali, she was always right by her side. I never got the chance to meet Ali, but instantly fell in love , madison and Ali had a bond that could never be broken, so much love for each other, the love and friendship that they shared is remarkable and not many ppl will ever experience that in a lifetime
+19 votes
Jan 14, 2015
Kathy Dudding Best 310 points
Hello there Ellen ; There is a very much in need of getting the battens monster to see how much people don't like it...Takes a lot of Joy away and lots of parents and friends Hearts going on hurting from this :( I know from seeing and reading Ali's Mommy and Nini Cat and her Papa and her Daddy and her Bubba .Please if you can find it in your Heart to open up your time in need for as much and long as you can for this family to talk and educate others that need to hear this ...Love you Ellen and Please let Donya spread the word :D
+18 votes
Jan 14, 2015
Vstine 2,490 points
Ellen, please allow Madison to come on your show to speak about this horrible disease called Battens.  Madison is a best friend of an angel named Ali. Ali had Battens at 4 years old she was diagnosed and earned her wings at age 7. Madison is a wonderful spokesperson for this disease. She knows what it does to these children. A child with Battens is ultimately handed a death sentence. There needs to be awareness for funding a treatment and one day a cure. Please have Madison come on your show to spread awareness of this horrific disease. Thank you for your time
+16 votes
Jan 14, 2015
Donya J. Catlett 13,490 points
This baby girl has been there for Ali never leaving her side in both good times & very bad .the strength & Bravery that Madison has is surmount. To have a child support Ali & see past all her disability that Batten caused is true love & compassion. Something many of our youth & adults alike can learn from as we embrace many that have needs in the world today. What a powerful friendship that lasts thrupit an amazing legacy. We love you Madison.
+16 votes
Jan 15, 2015
southerntwin84 490 points
We are #AliStrong
Rachel Tapp 7,070 points
Ali and Maddisons friendship and unspoken love language is a bond that will forever be untouchable.Maddison sweetie,you are  the Ambassador of Battens.Besides Donya,I cant think of anyone else who could do a better job.Awesome job.
+14 votes
Jan 14, 2015
Sarah Petroff 790 points
Madison you are amazing!  Ali has the best friend in the world.  Be proud sweet girl!
+14 votes
Jan 15, 2015
Crystal Blevins 7,680 points
Madison is fighting for her ali
+14 votes
Jan 15, 2015
Kelly Hessler 12,920 points
This beautiful young lady is going to do mighty things with her life. She is a beautiful girl, both inside and out. She was/is a loyal best friend to Ali and a true warrior in the fight against Batten Disease. God bless you, Madison.
+13 votes
Jan 14, 2015
tinaalewine 61,860 points
I love sweet Madison and her BFF Ali, they are 2 peas in a pod. Madison is an amazing little girl just like Angel Ali. Madison would be the perfect face for Batten Disease. Please Ellen help this sweet girl spread awareness and keep her BFF Alis memory and legacy alive. We need your help Ellen

Please Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
+13 votes
Jan 15, 2015
tinaalewine 61,860 points
Ellen please help us spread the word about batten disease. Just think of how many people we could educate on this horrible disease with your help. Want you please jump on the ban wagon and fight with us.
+11 votes
Jan 15, 2015
Retta 740 points
Love you Madison and thank you for helping us carry on Ali's legacy and making people aware of the Batten's Monster <3
+11 votes
Jan 15, 2015
anonymous
Please choose Ali, Madison and Battes awareness
+11 votes
Jan 15, 2015
Angela Contreras 1 7,940 points
Madison is #AliStrong
+11 votes
Jan 16, 2015
anonymous
Ellen this shows the true love of a best friend! She continues to fight to help get rid of Battens Disease! Lets help her win this war!  We are Ali Strong!!! Love Ali Nation
+10 votes
Jan 16, 2015
southerntwin84 490 points
Madison is beautiful inside and out. She's on a mission to spread awareness and education about the ugly monster Battens Disease in honor of her best friend Ali. #AliStrong
+10 votes
Jan 16, 2015
Earlinev 11,190 points
What a great BFF please help this precious child find a way to help other children with Battens
+9 votes
Jan 15, 2015
anonymous
Let's keep on supporting this gal.. She's doing amazing for ali and for bringing awareness about batten disease
+9 votes
Jan 16, 2015
southerntwin84 490 points
Madison is beautiful inside and out. She is on a mission to spread awareness about the ugly monster Battens Disease in honor of her best friend Ali. #AliStrong
+9 votes
Jan 16, 2015
Victoria Holland 25,260 points
Madison has so much love for Ali, she was always right by her side she even learned how to feed and give Ali her meds and oxygen such a clever girl and a lovely friend she so misses Ali and wants to help find the cure please help us by helping and talking to donya to get this started support batten disease.
+9 votes
Jan 16, 2015
Rachel Tapp 7,070 points
Maddison is wise beyound her years.I have never seen a more caring, nurturing,child as Maddison is.She is very smart for her age.Maddison is a great amdassador for Battens and her BFF Ali.She will achieve great things in the future for Ali and Battens.
+8 votes
Jan 16, 2015
anonymous
Would love your attention on this important issue, Ellen. Go Madison! Way to forward Ali's legacy! ~ Kellie
+8 votes
Jan 16, 2015
Sarah Alvarez 1 3,300 points
Bestest best friend ever!!!
+8 votes
Jan 17, 2015
Sarah Alvarez 2,220 points
Way to go Madison! We love you!
+8 votes
Jan 17, 2015
Sharon Stephens 8,530 points
Madison what a trooper you are. Bless Your Heart.
+8 votes
Feb 14, 2015
anonymous
Ali was an amazing little girl! Madison is an Angel on earth for keeping Ali's legacy alive and continuing the fight against Batten Disease and awareness for this horrible disease.
+8 votes
Feb 17, 2015
Dida Gazoli 310 points
A wonderful best friend you are, Madison. I had never heard of Batten Disease before reading about Ali and her angels on Facebook and I have two young children. I hope that Ellen, with her celebrity and success, will help educate the world about Batten Disease and help children and families to win back their lives.
+8 votes
Feb 18, 2015
Naddie E. Martinez 10,570 points
Madison a true BFF of Ali will continue the fight against Batten Disease.
+8 votes
Feb 21, 2015
Naddie E. Martinez 10,570 points
Madison is a very compassionate friend to Ali and will continue her fight for het best friend .
+8 votes
Feb 28, 2015
oggiedog1 32,640 points
Madison was a great best friend to Ali. She talked to Ali and they told each other secrets. Madison always kept what Ali said to herself. Ali spoke to Madison in ways only Madison understood, but they did understand each other. Madison is a true voice for Batten Disease in honor and memory of Ali.
+7 votes
Jan 15, 2015
DanaandTage 4,380 points
I'm so proud of you Madison! I know Ali is too! What a joy to see you carrying on her legacy by  being a voice to spread awareness.
+7 votes
Jan 15, 2015
Angela Contreras 1 7,940 points
I love this little girl! Madison is Ali's BFF and she is amazing!! She is #AliStrong
+7 votes
Jan 15, 2015
Marlo Schinell 440 points
I cry every time I watch this video. Madison is the sweetest example of what a true friend could possibly be.
+7 votes
Jan 15, 2015
anonymous
God Bless you Madison... You are truly a remarkable young lady... Ellen, PLEASE help spread the word about Battens disease. Educate your viewers and put the spotlight on this nasty ugly disease that is stealing the lives of not only the children, but their families as well. I am also a proud Ali's Angel... I cannot begin to tell you what that little Angel taught me. And we never had the opportunity to meet. Ali's mommy, Donya is dedicating her life to spread awareness and help these families who battle this disease. It sure would be a HUGE blessing if you would help her spread this message. Thank you so very much.
+7 votes
Jan 15, 2015
tonyamcgraw 740 points
Please help Madison spread awareness
+7 votes
Jan 16, 2015
maria1014 13,070 points
Angel Ali and Madison, best friend forever!!
+7 votes
Jan 16, 2015
Lisa Oakley 8,090 points
A strong friendship. Madison is fighting for ali
+7 votes
Jan 16, 2015
Crystalblevin12 2,460 points
Madison is fighting for her BFF that lost her life to battens disease, plz help us
+7 votes
Jan 16, 2015
Naddie E. Martinez 10,570 points
Madison is Ali's BFF.. These 2 Have A Bond No One Can Break. She is Truly Ali's Other Half.
+7 votes
Jan 16, 2015
Christine Alexa Morr 51,810 points
Madison is definitely Alistrong!!!! Wtg Madison!
+7 votes
Jan 17, 2015
Dougslady 710 points
Madison you are so amazing! Thank you for being Ali's bestest friend! You are an inspiration to us all! God Bless You!
+7 votes
Jan 17, 2015
Indiana Lady
Please help us help the Battens Children they need you now more than ever, A child shall lead us.
+7 votes
Jan 17, 2015
Natalie 6,950 points
Madison was such a good friend to Ali and her work as a embassador this year will do so much for the Batten Community !!
Ellen you have to bring Madison and Donya to your show !!
People around the world will be inspired and so will you ❤️❤️❤️
+7 votes
Jan 17, 2015
Kimberly Blevins 3,640 points
Madison fighting for her BFF , and isn't giving up, and neither are we
+7 votes
Jan 18, 2015
Amy Bowdoin 2,170 points
What a great friend!   #alistrong Madison,  thank you for being so caring!   Ellen, please help us fight this disease.   Thank you for your time!   We love you Ali!
+7 votes
Jan 19, 2015
Victoria Holland 25,260 points
Gorgeously  Ali Love you Ali #Alistrong miss you lovely angel wish Ellen would help donya in finding a cure and spreading awareness on batten disease please help no one should have to go through what poor Ali did and all others have.
+7 votes
Jan 19, 2015
Amy Bowdoin 2,170 points
#alistrong  always,  what a sweet young lady,  and a good  best friend!
+7 votes
Jan 19, 2015
billyalewine 500 points
WAY TO GO MADISON !!!!
+7 votes
Jan 20, 2015
anonymous
Madison your heart is so full of love, great job for supporting your best friend  and been her voice.  We love you.
+7 votes
Jan 20, 2015
Retta 740 points
Madison may be a child but this little girl is very smart and very well educated on Batten's Disease. She lost her best friend to Batten's 09-16-2014. Such a sad day for all of us. Ali Vise was a precious little girl who left an impact on many and whose Legacy will live on FOREVER. Please Ellen, Air her story and help us find a CURE for this Batten's Monster. #AliStrong
+7 votes
Jan 21, 2015
Bobbi Whaley
I miss Ali so much!!!! Let get the awareness out there. Thank u
Madison, your are such a
Good person & a great friend. Love ya & thanks for doing this for Ali!!!
+7 votes
Jan 21, 2015
Christine Alexa Morr 51,810 points
We sure could use you help Ellen!
+7 votes
Jan 21, 2015
Rebecca D Anderson 8,670 points
We love you Madison. For always being by Ali's side...always! For being a faithful true friend and for standing up and speaking out about the truths of this disease. So very proud of you. A true hero
+7 votes
Jan 22, 2015
Sharon Stephens 8,530 points
Madison you keep speaking out and standing stong for your BFF. You do such a great job of representing Ali.
+7 votes
Jan 27, 2015
anonymous
The meaning of friendship in this issue is for all of us to come together and stick with one another just as Ali's  friend and those who have battens stricken children. Any family member who passes through this horrible disease is a warrior much less to turn such a tragic fate into strength As Ali's Mother Donya has done in my eyes she too is a hero and true warrior
+7 votes
Jan 27, 2015
anonymous
WOW tears!!  heartbreakingly beautiful!  WOW so POWERFUL!! amazing little girls Ali and her BFF Madison!!!
+7 votes
Jan 27, 2015
Charline Samples 330 points
We miss you sweet angel ali
+7 votes
Jan 27, 2015
anonymous
Madison is just wonderful.
+7 votes
Jan 27, 2015
Kimberly Johnson Ful 290 points
Ali was a beautiful young girl whose life was taken way too soon by a horrible disease called Batten Disease.  Her BFF, Madison, is so awesome to carry on Ali's legacy and to help raise awareness of Batten Disease so that maybe the children of the future will have a fighting chance to survive such a horrible disease.  My daughter also has Batten Disease.  Thank you, Madison, from the bottom of my heart for helping our children, for raising awareness!  God bless you!
+7 votes
Jan 27, 2015
anonymous
Vote
+7 votes
Jan 27, 2015
Christine Alexa Morr 51,810 points
Warriors and bestfriends! I love these two.
+7 votes
Feb 3, 2015
anonymous
Come on Ellen help us!! You can be a voice for so many!! Plus I think you would look amazing in Ali's pink and teal ******!!
+7 votes
Feb 3, 2015
+7 votes
Feb 14, 2015
Naddie E. Martinez 10,570 points
There aint no one like Madison who will stand up to Batten Disease and Be there for her best friend Ali.... Madison you rock girlfriend.
+7 votes
Feb 14, 2015
Sarah Flud 4,170 points
Madison is such a True friend!! an will never forget Angel Ali!!! Friends forever. #Alistrong forever.
+7 votes
Feb 17, 2015
shelly alewine 640 points
you go Madison
+6 votes
Jan 16, 2015
Hailey Lashaye 2,280 points
Madison is fighting for awareness for her BFF Ali.
+6 votes
Jan 16, 2015
anonymous
Alistrong we believe!!
+6 votes
Feb 18, 2015
anonymous
Such an awesome angel to be spreading awareness for this awful desease.
+6 votes
Mar 10, 2015
Indiana Lady
This is ANGEL ALI"S best friend and we are "ALI STRONG" Please Join us in getting the word out about Battens Disease please......
+6 votes
Mar 11, 2015
christi49642289 5,400 points
Such tiny heroes❤️
+6 votes
Mar 14, 2015
Sharon Stephens 8,530 points
BFF and always.
+6 votes
Mar 24, 2015
POLLLLLL 540 points
THIS LITTLE GIRL IS A VERY SPECIAL LITTLE GIRL AND BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT. WANT YOU PLEASE HEAR HER STORY
+6 votes
Apr 1, 2015
FNNNNNNNNN 2,620 points
GO MADISON GO. THIS IS TRUE FRIENDSHIP
+6 votes
Apr 1, 2015
ojhbbbbbb 3,010 points
way to go Madison you did an awesome job
+6 votes
Apr 1, 2015
AMHargett 270 points
Madison is an AWESOME best friend and a fearless Ali Warrior!!!
+5 votes
Jan 16, 2015
Donnzo
what an awesome young lady! Ali was so lucky to have her!!!
+5 votes
Jan 16, 2015
anonymous
Love the bond between Ali and Madison!  They have a tries connection! Madison keep spreading awareness! God bless you sweets!
+5 votes
Jan 16, 2015
gfdsaaaa 1,750 points
Madison is the perfect voice for batten disease
+5 votes
Mar 25, 2015
gfdsaaaa 1,750 points
This is an amazing little girl with a big heart
+5 votes
Mar 25, 2015
gfdsaaaa 1,750 points
Their friendship is like no other.
+5 votes
Mar 25, 2015
gfdsaaaa 1,750 points
this is a bright and beautiful young lady wanting to spread awareness for her bff want you listen
+5 votes
Mar 25, 2015
gfdsaaaa 1,750 points
Please help this sweet little girl spread awareness
+5 votes
Mar 25, 2015
gfdsaaaa 1,750 points
Ellen please help Madison spread awareness
+5 votes
Mar 25, 2015
gfdsaaaa 1,750 points
Please please help us spread awareness we are all counting on you
+5 votes
Mar 25, 2015
gfdsaaaa 1,750 points
Ellen please hear our cries
+5 votes
Mar 25, 2015
SDFDFG 990 points
way to go madison . this is what true friendship is
+5 votes
Apr 1, 2015
Jessica Miskovich To 58,650 points
beautiful these two had an unspoken bond, no words were needed! absolutely beautiful! ALISTRONG
+4 votes
Jan 16, 2015
Jessica Miskovich To 58,650 points
Ali  BFF spreading awareness! Yay Madison! please help us Ellen!
+4 votes
Jan 21, 2015
Amy Moore Grant 75,520 points
You are awesome Madison
+4 votes
Jan 27, 2015
+4 votes
Apr 21, 2015
Sebastian's mommy 105,080 points
#batten #awareness help find a #cure
+4 votes
Apr 22, 2015
+4 votes
Apr 23, 2015
Jessica Miskovich To 58,650 points
please help as Ellen ! we're never getting up until a cure is found!
+3 votes
Jan 21, 2015
Amy Moore Grant 75,520 points
We love you Madison!!  Ali Strong
+3 votes
Jan 27, 2015
Amy Moore Grant 75,520 points
Hi Ellen this is Madison she is Ali's bff she wants you to know we need your help to tell the world about Battens Disease and to help us find a cure! We will not be defeated!! Help us out Ellen!  <3 ALI NATION
+2 votes
Jan 17, 2015
Jessica Miskovich To 58,650 points
Go Madison spread awareness about this monster
+2 votes
Jan 20, 2015
Jessica Miskovich To 58,650 points
Ali BFF spreading awareness! Way to go Madison
+2 votes
Jan 24, 2015
Jessica Miskovich To 58,650 points
The love and dedication shown by Madison at such a young age is amazing! Ali touched all kinds of hearts big and small! Ellen please help us!
+2 votes
Feb 5, 2015
Jessica Miskovich To 58,650 points
Ali we will take Batten down!
+2 votes
Mar 4, 2015
Harley hand 12,610 points
This is sad! Ellen is a happy show and you have this child all over this page so you can get on Ellen to for awareness. Anyone can steal your pictures. Shame on you for making her a sideshow attraction. Let her rest in peace
+2 votes
Apr 21, 2015
Jessica Miskovich To 58,650 points
please help us Ellen
+1 vote
Jan 23, 2015
Amy Moore Grant 75,520 points
Meet Ali's Bff she is trying to help find a cure. Wont you join her!! Ali Strong
+1 vote
Jan 30, 2015
Amy Moore Grant 75,520 points
We Love you Madison
+1 vote
Feb 5, 2015
Amy Moore Grant 75,520 points
You are a great friend Madison!!  keep fighting!! We are Ali Strong
+1 vote
Feb 5, 2015
Amy Moore Grant 75,520 points
Ali is sooo proud of you Madison!! Keep fighting! Ali Strong
+1 vote
Feb 10, 2015
Amy Moore Grant 75,520 points
Another Beautiful Battens Warrior!!      Keep fighting Madison!  Ali Strong!!!!!!
+1 vote
Feb 11, 2015
Amy Moore Grant 75,520 points
Keep fighting Madison we are Ali Strong
+1 vote
Feb 13, 2015
Amy Moore Grant 75,520 points
Warrior Madison fighting for her BFF Ali!! Ali Strong
+1 vote
Feb 17, 2015
Amy Moore Grant 75,520 points
Bff always! you are awesome Madison
+1 vote
Feb 18, 2015
bkjnkkh 920 points
Madison is the perfect voice for batten disease. Give her a chance to share her beautiful story about her bff
+1 vote
Apr 6, 2015
Amy Moore Grant 75,520 points
Keep fighting Madison you have Ali's Army with you!
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Feb 28, 2015
Amy Moore Grant 75,520 points
Goooo Madison!!  Ali Strong
0 votes
Feb 28, 2015
Amy Moore Grant 75,520 points
Madison is an Ali Warrior out to teach the world how terrible Battens Disease and to help find a cure! Dont you want to join her Ellen!
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Mar 10, 2015
Amy Moore Grant 75,520 points
We are all soooo proud of you Madison!
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Mar 10, 2015
Amy Grant 1 10,330 points
Help Madison find a cure for this terrible disease!! Ali Strong
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Mar 12, 2015
Amy Moore Grant 75,520 points
Angel Warrior Madison! Keep fighting for Ali you have her army behind you!
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Mar 26, 2015