Maddie DickensAge 28 (born 11 Sep 1993)
20 May 2022
Roseville, Minnesota (USA)
Maddie may have died by suicide.
Today we say goodbye to our daughter, sister, niece and friend, Maddie Dickens, who was taken from us by the disease of mental illness on May 20th, 2022.
There was no one else like Maddie in the world. She was a brilliant physicist, gifted musician, a caring sister and daughter, and a passionate advocate for the vulnerable. She was sweet, kind, smart, funny, passionate, disciplined, determined, brave, and stubborn. After graduating with a degree in Physics from Boston University, she studied for her PhD in Physics at UC Berkeley and is a co-writer on several important research papers in her field. Maddie was an organ donor and saved the lives of four people through her generous gift.
She was born [deadname] Dickens in September 1993 and followed her path to transition to become Maddie in 2016. We are so proud of her. She had the potential for even more greatness but was tragically lost in her prime.