Madison is supporting The Children's Trust's Extraordinary Music Box Appeal

A purple box wrapped with a yellow bow. The symbol of the Extraordinary Music Box Appeal by The Children's Trust.Madison's Story

Whilst on holiday in France, Madison, 10 and her family were involved in a terrible car accident. Her sister, Naomi and their mother, Georgette, were seriously injured but Madison hit her head and sustained a brain injury which left her in a coma for a month. Tragically, Georgette’s partner died in the accident.Even though Georgette was grief stricken, she remained at Madison’s bedside, refusing to give up on her daughter. After weeks of no response, something magical happened. Georgette was singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and saw that Madison was trying to sing along. Georgette said:” My heart jumped. It was so subtle but I could see it. I knew she was still here and with us.”Madison was transferred back to the UK and to The Children’s Trust for specialist brain injury rehabilitation. Madison made good progress and was particularly motivated by music; it helped her overcome her tremor and improved her concentration and memory.Madison had been left traumatised by the accident and didn’t want to be without mum. So staff worked on building her confidence and independence. She joined the charity’s musical theatrical group, The Glitter Group which encourages children to dance and sing. Within a couple of weeks, Madison was making friends and practising dance routines with the other children.

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