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What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen


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The heartbreaking story of faculty athlete Madison Holleran, whose life and demise by suicide reveal the battle of younger individuals affected by psychological sickness right this moment on this primary New York Occasions Sports activities and Health finest vendor. In case you scrolled by way of the Instagram feed of 19-year-old Maddy Holleran, you’ll see an ideal life: a freshman at an Ivy League faculty, recruited for the observe group, who was additionally stunning, in style, and fiercely clever. This was a woman who succeeded at all the pieces she tried, and who was solely getting began. However when Maddy started her long-awaited faculty profession, her mother and father observed one thing modified. Beforehand indefatigable Maddy grew to become withdrawn, and her ideas centered on how she may change her life. Despite 1000’s of hours of follow and examine, she contemplated transferring from the varsity that had as soon as been her dream.  When Maddy’s dad, Jim, dropped her off for the primary day of spring semester, she held him a second longer than common. That may be the final time Jim would see his daughter. What Made Maddy Run started as a chunk that Kate Fagan, a columnist for espnW, wrote about Maddy’s life. What began as a profile of a profitable younger athlete whose life led to suicide grew to become a lot bigger when Fagan began to listen to from different faculty athletes additionally scuffling with psychological sickness.  That is the story of Maddy Holleran’s life, and her battle with despair, which additionally reveals the mounting pressures younger individuals – and faculty athletes specifically – face to be excellent, particularly in an age of relentless connectivity and social media saturation.