What Others Are Saying about This Book . . .
“Maddie’s story is one of generosity, selﬂessness, vision and hope. Ultimately, it is a reminder, in these jaded times, that doing the right thing still matters, and that we all can make a difference. I had the privilege of forming a friendship with Sharon—and coming to know Maddie’s spirit during the ﬁlming of a CBC television series, where Maddie’s vision was ultimately realized. You can’t help but be inspired by their powerful true story.”
—Bruce Kirkby, Globe and Mail travel columnist, host of CBC’s No Opportunity Wasted
“As a Family Court judge I regularly see parents in conﬂict who are unable or unwilling to put their children’s needs ahead of their own. Maddie’s extraordinary story is a heart wrenching reminder that parenthood is a precious privilege that should never be taken for granted. Maddie’s life and legacy is a triumph of the human spirit.”
—Justice Harvey Brownstone, Ontario Court of Justice, Toronto, author of Tug of War
“Maddie Babineau’s story is a must read. I was so touched, I wrote a song, ‘Move and Be Moved’, as a tribute to her extraordinary spirit. We need more people like her in the world!”
—Brian Melo, recording artist, singer/songwriter, Canadian Idol winner 2007
“Maddie’s spirit lives on in that school, and in the students who will graduate and do great things for their community and their country. In the long term, thousands more children will live because of what Maddie did before she died at ﬁfteen. I’m frequently asked about the most inspiring people I’ve met, and I’ve always answered that it’s not the politicians, celebrities or business leaders, but the children, like Maddie. You are about to meet the girl who gave her wish away. I know she will change your life, just as she changed mine.”