Here's My Story
Hello everyone, I'm Maddi!
I am a young adult currently dealing with several chronic diseases, and I wanted to start sharing my story with other people, in the hopes that it would bring others- including myself- comfort. I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, PCOS, Hypothyroidism, and Lyme Disease all within the span of 3 years. I went from not knowing what was going on with my body, to finally reaching diagnoses’ from several doctors.
The most jarring diagnosis out of these; however, was the IIH, because I went from being a relatively “normal” college student, to losing my eyesight, ability to speak, and my balance. It was sudden and scary, and it took several weeks to figure out it was a build up of cerebral spinal fluid in my brain. After I received the diagnosis, I was able to start treating it. It came with many challenges and to this day I am still trying to figure out how to balance these illnesses. Luckily, I have had the support of family and friends to cheer me on.
I graduated college with a BFA in Musical Theatre, and two minors in German and Business and I’m currently in London completing my Masters in Classical Acting.
I hope you will join me, while I continue on with