Maddy has spina bifida and was born paralyzed from the knees down. She is treated at the Children’s Colorado Spina Bifida Clinic and has undergone many surgeries, including one to reconstruct her feet. After many procedures and years of hard work, Maddy is proud that she can now get around using her crutches and wheelchair. There are still challenges, like when she feels excluded on the playground, but Maddy doesn’t let her disability slow her down. She enjoys math, art, jewelry-making and doing cool tricks in her wheelchair. She looks forward to performing a wheelchair dance in her school talent show this spring.