Saturday, September 16, 2006
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.
(Cancer patient Jay Davis (cq) gets a visit from Maggie (cq) the therapy dog, Globe staff photo by Bill Polo)