Madeleine Meynell gained her first degree in Biology from Leicester University. Madeleine has metastatic breast cancer and Marfan's syndrome.
After extensive heart surgery, including aortic valve replacement, Madeleine began her training as an optometrist at City University, London in 2014. She was then diagnosed with breast cancer, but completed her degree with first class honours and began her supervised pre-registration year.
Madeleine was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2018 and receives palliative treatment, allowing her to enjoy life with her husband, two teenage daughters and a cockapoo in London.