I think Christmas is an ideal time to acknowledge those who inspire us and those who are out there making a difference in their own communities and or in communities that most of us would not dare leave our “perfect lifestyle bubble” to help. A particular child I met earlier this year inspired me to write this post on Christmas Eve : 8 year old Madeline Libby. She lives beyond many her age, with integrity and kindness considering the condition she was born with. Maddie was born with Lesions on her pineal and pituitary glands in her brain. The lesions triggered pre mature puberty when she was 4 years old. Thankfully her parents Frank and Michelle found a treatment: for her 5th birthday she checked received a Suprelin LA implant at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. The implant shut down 90 % of her estrogen production, as a result she is able to enjoy being 8 and achieve goals, dreams most her age have not.
Maddie is in the 3rd grade of Andrews Osborne Academy in Willoughby, Ohio. She has become a reserve champion in the Ohio Professional Horseman’s Association Schooling Series( 2011). Maddie donated one of her semi retired competing ponies to a local school that offers animal therapy for children with various disabilities. On top of keeping up her grades, staying fit and healthy to compete on the level she does, she makes time to be with children who have suffered from disabilities.
Outside Maddie's busy schedule filled with equestrian training,attending school and helping children with disabilities; Maddie is on the path of becoming a sought after child model.
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PH: Marcy Maloy
Merry christmas to the the Libby Family!! Thank you for being such an inspiring. loving family that helps not only those in their community but many outside their family/community!!