Many of you served as the inspiration for our new fall collection that is fittingly called “Fearless.” Here’s the amazing story of one of our inspirations—Madison!
Madison is the daughter of one of our Representatives and she definitely defines “fearless.” Madison wanted nothing more than to be a dancer, so she practiced and performed and took hours and hours of classes. In her early teens she started getting sick, and the doctors didn’t know what was wrong with her. All of her nerve endings were in pain, her vision started getting blurry and she could barely walk. Yet through it all she would still go to dance practice, even if only to watch. As her pain got worse she would suffer violent convulsions and was eventually restricted to a wheelchair. After months and months of doctors’ visits she was finally diagnosed with Reflex Neurovascular Dystrophy—her blood flow was restricted to her nerves and they constantly sent pain messages. The only treatment was intense physical therapy to “work through the pain.”
Well Madison went to work—and work she did. Five hours a day. Madison was probably afraid, but she never let that stop her; her determination paid off and over time she danced again! In fact, she performed in this year’s National Dance Competition.
This young lady truly is fearless, and her story inspired us to create the unique—yet sophisticated—Madison Shell.
Like Madison, each of you is great beyond belief, and hopefully you know it. There will always be naysayers and your own fears that say, “You can’t do it”, but you owe it to yourself to be fearless. Fearless in life’s challenges and obstacles. Fearless in love and adventure. Fearless in fashion and style. Fearless in being who you are.
Thank you Madison for inspiring this beautiful Shell! Look for more stories that inspired our fall collection in the coming weeks.