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Winnipeg woman who encouraged Canadians to vote after cancer diagnosis dies

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Maddison Yetman was given a week to live, yet still managed to vote in the upcoming election. The remarkable young Winnipegger says if she can do it, so can anyone.

A young Winnipeg woman who went viral urging Canadians to get out and vote after she received a terminal cancer diagnosis has died.

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Maddison Yetman, 18, posted a video to Twitter last month in which she said that if she could find time to vote despite her unexpected illness, so could everyone else.

The teen’s post has so far been “liked” some 16,800 times and retweeted over 8,000 times by people across the country, including political party leaders like Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh.

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Yetman died Saturday afternoon after a short battle with cancer and in lieu of flowers, she wanted people to make donations to the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

 

Winnipegger Maddison Yetman was diagnosed at 18 with terminal cancer and given a week to live. Yet, she says, she still managed to vote in the upcoming election.
Winnipegger Maddison Yetman was diagnosed at 18 with terminal cancer and given a week to live. Yet, she says, she still managed to vote in the upcoming election.

Her Twitter page — which she used to voice support for a number of causes ranging from climate action and monarch butterflies to, of course, political participation – says she was a student at the University of Winnipeg.

Since the news of her passing has spread, it’s been a ripple effect of people chiming in from her loved ones and many others across the country who were touched by her story.

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