Madison Faith Chatten
IN LOVING MEMORY
February 29, 2004 - May 3, 2005
On an average North Dakota day, a not so average little girl was brought into our world. Madison Chatten, a leap year baby, was born February 29, 2004 in Dickinson, ND. This was her statement to the world that she was special. Her parents Aaron and Sheena Chatten, thought the world of there little girl. She was their first child and they couldn’t have asked more. She was a healthy, smart, beautiful, and had a distinct personality at a very young age. Madison was the kind of person that made you happy that you ever knew, met, or saw her. She was an amazing child that was very full of love.
She had a love for music and it was show by the way she would “dance’ and “sing” when the sound of music hit her ears. Some of her favorite toys were toys that played music or a tune she would bop around to. She was a complete show off and a little flirt.
Her contagious laugh warmed your heart and when around Madison, a person couldn’t help but to smile and be happy.
But, on May 3, 2005 in Glasgow, MT Aaron & Sheena’s life was changed forever when there daughter Madison, was backed over by another parent at her daycare driving a large Suburban SUV. The driver could not see behind Madison when she was backing up. Madison’s life was taken immediately, she didn’t stand a chance. But, on her short time on earth Madison left a lasting impression on many people. Baby Madison was an angel on earth, and now she is an angel in heaven. She will never be forgotten and always be missed.
Madison’s father, Aaron Chatten has taken the loss of her daughter and turned his grieving into promoting change. He is trying to make change by educating parents of the dangers children face around vehicles. He is and will continue to pursue an answer so other parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and families don’t have to go through the pain of losing a child. He has started the Madison Faith Chatten Foundation, which will help work towards keeping other children safe in Montana and throughout the country. The foundation will also be helping fund emergency surgeries and medical expenses for small children in Montana, and helping with education expenses of underprivileged pre-school age children, by giving away pre-school scholarships etc. Through Madison’s foundation, many children’s lives will be touched with hopes Madison’s tragedy will seem for a purpose and not be in vain . The loss of her life will improve the and save the lives of thousands of children.
WE LOVE AND MISS YOU MADISON
LOVE, MOM AND DAD
“The eyes of a child and the eyes of an angel are much the same, similar in so many ways. They eyes of a child look through the filter of their innocence: the eyes of an angel look through the filter of the innocence of their wisdom.”
Read what the Chatten family is doing to promote change:
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