At 24, Madeleine Buchner's achievements are more than impressive.
She’s the founder and CEO of Little Dreamers, a charity which provides support for young carers.
The RMIT marketing graduate spent much of her childhood caring for her younger brother and mother who suffered from breast cancer.
“There were a lot of times where I would spend my school holidays in hospital rooms being best friends with the nurses and doctor,” she said.
The rising star in the charity sector has been recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders award, and scored a seat next to Prince Harry at the ceremony.
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