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As an 18-year-old Honours Law student, Maddy was intelligent, beautiful, very independent, wickedly funny with sarcastic undertones (sometimes irreverent) and a great lover of all of God’s creatures, in particular dogs. Maddy was larger than life, a high achiever that typically got what she wanted, through sheer dedication and perseverance.

Maddy attended the Queensland Tennis School of Excellence at Kelvin Grove State College, during her high school years.   She loved the social side of Tennis and was much loved by her Tennis Fraternity. She fought hard in every game to make sure she won as she was very competitive. After leaving school and whilst attending University, she returned to her love of tennis by coaching young children in the sport at Southern Cross Tennis.  This was an extraordinary effort on her part as she was studying a double degree and working as many hours as she could at Grill’d, to earn her own income.

Maddy worked hard, was loved and respected by all those that she worked with, and she enjoyed spending her money on the finer things in life.  Maddy was meticulous at looking after herself.  She paid attention to her fitness, attended the Gym, spared no expense with her makeup and hair, and it showed.  She was a very pretty young lady.

That’s why we are still coming to terms with how, just two weeks shy of her 19th Birthday, Maddy became ill with Influenza, developed pneumonia, and just over one week later, died from Sepsis, in Intensive Care.

Through Maddy’s story, her legacy, she will continue to be an achiever by saving the lives of others. Please educate yourself, your family and friends about Sepsis. Share Maddy’s story. Get the Flu Shot and know the signs of Sepsis. It might not just be the flu.  Ask the question ‘Could it be Sepsis?’

To learn more about Maddy’s story go to her website  Maddy’s story