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Saturday, September 16, 2006

Maggie's Magic

SHREWSBURY

Maggie, a golden retriever from Shrewsbury, is known by name to more than 350 children who have been hospitalized at UMass Memorial Medical Center in the last year.

Maggie is a therapy dog, who makes the rounds every Wednesday comforting the hospital's sickest young patients.

Now 9-year-old Maggie is sick herself -- diagnosed with a late-stage cancer -- and will undergo radiation treatment to save her life.

Read more about Maggie and the kids she's helped in Sunday's Globe West.

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(Cancer patient Jay Davis (cq) gets a visit from Maggie (cq) the therapy dog, Globe staff photo by Bill Polo)

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