Monique O. Madan

@MoniqueOMadan

Monique O. Madan covers Coral Gables and Doral. Monique started at the Herald in 2008 as a part-time reporter. She graduated Emerson College in Boston after stints at The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and the Dallas Morning News. She returned to her hometown paper, the Miami Herald, in 2014.

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Doral honors brothers with special roles for the day

City officials appointed Sebastian and Alejandro Meija mayor and police chief for the day. The brothers were both born with a rare genetic mutation called Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba: a degenerative disease that has no cure, and no exact prognosis on the time they have left. The boys received keys to the city, a police badge and exclusive rides in a city cop car around the block.