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BREWER - Townsquare media employees are big music fans but these days the staff at WBZN, WWMJ, WDEA, WQCB and WEZQ are proving to be even bigger fans of one local resident. Four-year- old Maggie Rudnicki of Levant is battling a rare blood disorder called Black Fan Anemia and the folks at Townsquare are keeping track of her fight, treatment and recovery at a Boston hospital with daily postings on its web site

"I saw the original post and picture about Lucas [her brother] giving bone marrow to his sister on Facebook and it just mushroomed from there," said Chris Popper, director of sports programming at Townsquare Media.

The radio employees are calling themselves 'Team Maggie' and they are rooting, praying and supporting Maggie anyway they can. They are even asking listeners to post uplifting photos with encouraging messages to the youngster on their web site. Folks from as far away as Texas, Louisiana and Vermont have done so, but Townsquare media promotions director and WQCB on air personality Nelson Jewell went a step further than that. After hearing Maggie was upset over losing her hair, Jewell shaved his own head.

"A lot of people are behind you. We love you. Don't worry about the hair. It's going to grow back," Jewell said in his online video to Maggie posted on

Maggie is still in Boston and will turn 5 on Aug. 19. 'Team Maggie' is asking well-wishers who would like to send her a birthday card to do so by mailing it to:

BMT Unit Floating 6

Attention: Maggie Rudnicki

750 Washington Street

Boston, MA 02111

To follow Maggie's journey, log on to


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