Seahawks kicker, firefighters surprise 6-year-old girl battling cancer (PHOTOS)

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- A 6-year-old girl got an amazing surprise this Christmas!

Seattle Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka and the Kirkland Firefighters's Stairclimb Team visited young Madeline and delivered a special Christmas gift -- a pair of autographed shoes.

Doctors first discovered a tumor on Madeline's soft palate in August of 2013. She went through two surgeries to remove the tumor which had grown on her nerves.

But in June of this year, an MRI showed that the tumor returned. The pathology came back and doctors discovered she had a different kind of cancer that could be treated with chemotherapy.

Madeline is now undergoing 43 weeks of chemotherapy.

Click through the photo gallery above for more photos from the surprise visit, and read Maddie's story below.