This began on March 9, 2022 with a UWE Bristol women’s rugby team match. Meanwhile, Maddie Lawrence was injured and taken to the hospital. At first, there was no indication that such a tragedy would happen.
She was injured during the match and died
The Guardian quoted a statement from the player’s family as saying: “During the last game of the season, she sustained a non-life-threatening injury. She was taken to hospital and we thought she should go home before the end of the week.”
There were tragic moments during the treatment itself. All because of an infection that penetrated her body. “Unfortunately she contracted a bacterial infection that the medical team was tirelessly trying to control. Madi fought for her life every day in the intensive care unit,” the media reported. However, the player passed away on March 25th.
The club the 20-year-old played for will not be wearing her number 11 shirt to honor her memory.
“She has proudly represented our club on and off the field, and has grown into the sport and the rugby family. Maddie was a very fun girl and it was so good to be with her. Whenever she smiled and laughed, it was impossible not to smile and smile. Not to laugh with her. Maddie was a player, friend, sister and daughter”, UWE representatives Bristol Rugby wrote on their Instagram profile.
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