Thank you Mike Isaacs and Michelle Lavigne at Pioneer Press for such an awesome article!
Thank you, neighbors! Your donation is very much appreciated!! And a Thank You to Ms. Hines! Every dollar means so much! :) :)
Newspaper article about Dakota is coming out next Thursday, September 27, in the Skokie Review!
Thank You Very Much Kropp Family! From the bottom of our hearts, we really appreciate you!!
Anyone who is interested- Dakota is being interviewed and photographed at 2:00 next Thursday at Viking Gym. Come check out his trampoline skills!
THANK YOU KEITH AND THE TENNES FAMILY!! we very much appreciate your support. :)
We are one step closer to "cupcakes for a cause" to raise more fund for Dakota. He will be here to deliver them in person!
Thank You From the Bottom of my heart Wolfinger Family! Love you guys!!
Thank you so very much Smith family!! Your donation is very much appreciated!
Thank you so much Zucker family!
Thank you Keenleys! Update on Dakota- he is all better from his respiratory infection, but landed on his back in the water today and has a bruised lung . :( he us ordered to rest for 2 days
I know its been a few days since i have posted an update and i am sorry! Dakota is feeling better and its back to work and training hard for him on Monday morning!
I was able to make our first payment to the USSA Ski Team! Still more payments to go... THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH!!
So Dakota is sick, and I'm not there to take care of him. And this week is one of the off weeks, meaning he is off this week, and most of the kids have gone home. These are the times that its hard to have him so far away. :(
With the cooler weather, I am getting more used to the idea of standing on snow watching Dakota fly high! And I have all of our wonderful friends and family to thank!! I feel very blessed.
It must have been a real sight to see- Dakota flushing the toilet and the pipe pulling away from the wall, the pressure knocking him down and his bathroom flooding with water! Lol. Thank you to each and every person for helping to keep his dream going! Whether it be financial help or reposting or just words of encouragement. You all rock! Please repost?
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I'm not sure if the updates are posting to FB. Testing!
I continue to be amazed at how wonderful all of our friends and family are. We truly could not do any of this without you! With so many eyes watching him, Dakota had no choice but to stay focused. :) Tgank you, thank you, a million thank yous!!
DeeDee you rock! Thank you Andrew- you will get an sutograph. I will send Dakota pictures to sign and all of those who donated will receive one! Again, thank you, you are !all amazing
Thank you Susan! We are close to 20% there! Amazing!! Please repost this link friends, so that we can reach our goal. :)
Dakota is working and training hard. I can't wait until he had the chance to come home again! Thank you so much friends and family for all of your support- emotional and/or financial!
Thank you all so much for your donations. Each and every one helps! Please repost this link to help spread the word!
Did you know that Olympic medalists also get a cash prize and then have to pay taxes on it?! I Learn something new everyday.
GO TEAM USA!! Although every athlete is amazing and deserves a medal for making it to the Olympics!
Who has the best cousins in the world? I do! Thank you Eliot and Noemi!! Your support means ALOT!
Who has the best family and friends in the world?? Dakota Fochs! That's who!! (and, of course, his family) Stay Tuned for a little "Thank You" to all who have donated your hard earned money to our cause!!
Thank You Mr. Eliot Velasquez!! To all of you who have donated- I am trying to put together a little "something" for your generosity. Stay tuned...!!
DeeDee, you are AWESOME! Thank you so much and, yes, we are so very proud of him!
a big thank you to my mom and her friends for really helping to make Dakotas US ski dreams possible!
all of you who are helping to make this possible, are truly wonderful and kind. thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Thank you to all who are helping to make Dakotas Olympic Dream come true!
Watching these Olympics will be so much more meaningful for me knowing that one day I will be that proud parent!
I am so thankful and appreciative for all the wonderful people who are helping Dakota reach his goal! It means so much!!
Dakota will be posting video of his new "home" soon. He is happy about his roommate and his unlimited supply of Guave juice! :)
Just a little note to my friends who have little kids right now- hold on its going to be a bumpy ride... I am fortunate that my teen boys don't "need" as many things now (I.e clothes for their always growing bodies, shoes, camps, etc),but the things they do need are way more expensive( I.e computers, smartphones, and training fees :(
Dakota is moving in to the OTC today!!
Dakota is 16 and was just picked to be a member of the US SKI team! He is ranked 19th in the nation at aerial ski jumping. The US Ski Team provides housing and food, but each athlete has to deposit $5000 for their travel fees and lodging for the competition circuit this season. He has worked really hard to get here, but it's a challenge to raise this much money. PLEASE HELP!