Maddy Fox: Another Sterling Effort from a Champion Lifestyle Assistant

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Meet Maddy Fox, a dedicated and caring Lifestyle Assistant at the Embracia Reservoir home who has now returned home as an Olympic Champion. Maddy’s dedication to aged care is matched by her remarkable achievements as a silver medalist in the Special Olympics World Games.

The 2023 Special Olympics World Games took place in Berlin, Germany and is the world’s largest international sports event demonstrating inclusion, acceptance, and unity. Thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities from over 190 countries, competed to discover their strengths, abilities, skills, and success.

While Maddy’s passion for caregiving led her to the aged care field, her journey to becoming a silver medalist in the pool, showcases her extraordinary accomplishments as an athlete. Her determination, kindness, and commitment to excellence have allowed her to succeed in both arenas, inspiring those around her with her resilience and determination.

Maddy competed in swimming in both individual and team events. Her exceptional performance in the pool resulted in winning two silver medals, one for the 100m freestyle and the second for the 4 x 100m Freestyle races respectively, and a fourth-place ribbon for the 100m backstroke. For Maddy, the road to success has been marked by unwavering dedication and years of rigorous training.

To honour Maddy’s mammoth achievement, her fellow staff and the residents at our Embracia Reservoir home hosted a Champion’s Morning Tea to celebrate. The entire Embracia home came together in an emotional gathering and it was an important moment for Maddy to be recognised and celebrated.

Our Chief Operating Officer Damien Lippiatt had the privilege to attend the games in Berlin last month and watch Maddy compete. He gave a heartfelt speech that emphasised what an incredible achievement it was to represent Australia on the world stage and return home an Olympic Dual Medalist. Staff could barely hold back tears as they congratulated their long-time colleague, friend and now Olympic Champion.  It was Maddy’s first day back at work following the games and she expressed her gratitude to everyone for their unwavering support over the years. A special mention also to her parents and coaches who have given tirelessly and been integral in supporting her in her swimming.

Maddy’s success extends far beyond the medals she has won. Her spirit and commitment to her sport have set a shining example for aspiring athletes and those around her. Through her success, she continues to break down barriers and demonstrate what we can achieve, paving the way for a more inclusive and equitable future, in sport and our world.