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Boudoir Inspo: Maddie | “Angel Wing Warrior”
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My name is Maddie, and I am a 24-year-old woman that grew up in rural Illinois. I am a double suicide survivor, but my story didn’t end there.

Stunning Boudoir Angel

After advocating for myself for two years to get relief for persistent debilitating back pain, I finally got a doctor to listen. He did scans in August of this year, where they found issues in both of my hips, along with a mass on my left ovary, all of which required surgery.

Stronger than I ever could have imagined...

I have met with orthopedic surgeons, fertility specialists, OBGYN surgeons, ultrasound specialists, etc, all while living alone in a state 8 hours away from home. It has been mentally, physically, and emotionally trying, but if there is anything I’ve learned about myself, it’s that I am stronger than I ever could have imagined...

I got these photos done with the original thought of “preserving my body’s image” prior to surgery. I wanted to remember what I looked like before scars, stretch marks, and bruises overtook my body.  but the exact opposite happened. These photos gave me the confidence to embrace and love every part of this journey. 

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