Madeline learned at a young age that sometimes almost losing your life can be the catalyst to truly finding it in a way you never had before. After miraculously surviving a car accident that left her crushed in the back of a car and comatose for several weeks, she woke up to find that she had been paralyzed from the waist down. Madeline soon realized that the physical bounds she faced were small in comparison to the emotional repercussions of paralyzing fear and doubt.

A multi-continental journey of soul-searching and fear-hunting, led her to see that she could refuse to be the victim of her circumstance – that by mastering the mind, one can profoundly reclaim control of their life. She went on to begin her speaking career as the representative of Ms. Wheelchair NC and spent a year traveling and speaking nationally as the winner of the national competition, Ms. Wheelchair USA. Through these experiences, Madeline felt passionate to use her new self-awareness to help others overcome disabling fear and insecurity. She then went on to found the Live Boundless organization and uses her passions of public speaking, philanthropy and leadership to encourage people that they are capable of breaking the bounds of their mind and body – that they can truly aspire to a potential that is boundless.