A legacy of a determined young woman
Maddie Riewoldt was just 26 years old when she died of complications of a Bone Marrow Failure Syndrome called Aplastic Anaemia. She was diagnosed at 21 years and for 5 tough years, she put up a brave fight. She spent those years enduring several bone marrow transplants, hundreds of blood transfusions and ongoing treatments. Throughout her life and prior to her diagnosis, Maddie was known a talented sportswoman, passionate about Soccer, Cricket, surf lifesaving and AFL. She was known to be vocal about her frustrations with the pathways for talented women in sport at the time. Maddie was fiercely devoted and loyal to her family (& dog, Oscar) and asked them to make her a promise when her fight was ending in February, 2015. Maddie wanted to ensure nobody else went through what she did. Maddie Riewoldt's Vision is her legacy.
Formed in June 2015 by the Riewoldt family, Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision aims to raise funds to #FightlikeMaddie and find new treatments for Bone Marrow Failure. The Vision aims to ultimately find a cure for the syndromes that affect younger Australians each year.