Maddy is a #1 International Best Selling Author and an inspirational and engaging Speaker on overcoming extreme adversities.
Her openness with her personal life, what she faces everyday and her passion about making a change in the world is one that stands out from the crowd. She talks openly about her pain and devastation the cancer left on her body, the lack of funding and inequality certain cancers face today, and that even through horrific times we all can make it through by determination and the mind.
At the age of 17 only a week out from graduating from high school Maddy Ritchie was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma. She was given most likely three months to live and had to undergo 12 months of the most enduring and intense treatment regime to have some sort of chance at life.