Dressel Familys Road to Rio

$11,595 of $16,058 goal

Raised by 166 people in 37 months
Kaitlyn Dressel
on behalf of Michael Dressel
 TALLAHASSEE, FL
Dear mom & pops,

You have no idea your kids are doing this so please don’t kill us. (they are currently blocked from seeing this link)

If there is one word your four kids could use to describe your parenting it would be selfless.  We couldn’t imagine being where we are today without your constant love and support through all the good and bad. 

You always do do do for us. Now it’s our turn. We want to try to do something for you.

because who knew raising an Olympian would be so expensive... 

In less than 25 short days the Dressel family will be boarding a flight to Rio to watch our son, little brother, and big brother swim in the 2016 Olympic Games. 

The journey to Rio has been long, challenging, rewarding and very costly. The piggy bank of us siblings was a little sad so we decided to reach out to family and friends to help lighten the financial burden of this trip for our freaking amazing parents.  

THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us throughout all of this. It is truly a blessing. GO CAELEB & GO USA!

airfare: $7,325.34
shots: $1,257 
prelim/finals tickets for caelebs races only: $4,685
taxi: $586
medical insurance: $150
housing: $2,055
total cost for our family includes: $16,058.34


we love you mom and dad<3
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Cindy Nelsen
37 months ago
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Thank you Dr. Dressel for your amazing care of our fur babies. Go Caeleb!

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Michelle McGahee
37 months ago

Good luck! I'll be cheering for you!

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37 months ago

Rooting for you in Spencer Massachusetts! We will be watching with pride. I run a senior center and all the seniors coming in now know my cousin is competing on Tuesday the 9th. Your great grandmother and my grandmother (Hilda and Bernie) were sisters! GOOD LUCK CAELEB

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Laura DeVore Burk
37 months ago

Kaitlyn, Your family always amazes me. You are so right when it comes to your awesome parents. They are always there for you guys...giving, supporting and even better loving! They live their lives giving to others, what an amazing gesture of giving back! This goes to show what a wonderful job of parenting they have done for their children and the communities you all serve. It is such a blessing to have been even a small part of your lives. I know you have forever touched my heart! Best wishes in RIO and may you make some amazing memories!

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$11,595 of $16,058 goal

Raised by 166 people in 37 months
Created July 12, 2016
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BJ
$50
Betsy Joyner
36 months ago

The Joyners (Betsy and David) as well Jasmine (Williams) have been cheering Caeleb on feverishly! Good Luck on the 50 prelim heats today. We are so excited that you all could be there to cheer Caeleb on!

KW
$25
Kenna Wilson
36 months ago

From one swim family to another! It's not a lot but I hope it helps! Best of luck!! ❤️

CS
$25
Cindy and Russ Seaburn
36 months ago

Dr. Dressel, you have always taken such good care of our furkids. Not only do you give them top notch care, but you show true empathy and compassion for them and us, and for that we are eternally grateful.

MB
$100
Maureen Brennan-Miller
36 months ago
AB
$50
Amanda Brown
36 months ago

Thanks Dr. Dressel for putting up with this crazy dog mom! Best of luck to your son.

PF
$100
Peggy Fuller
36 months ago
NA
$35
Nancy Anderson
36 months ago

Loved watching the free relay tonight..way to swim!! Bet your family is thrilled beyond words! ( I was a JDHS classmate of Mike's plus a summer swimmer at Heritage Skyline with him years ago..)

TT
$50
Teresa Tiebel
37 months ago
JN
$100
Jim & Claudia Naughton
37 months ago

Good Luck Caleb!!

LF
$25
Lisa Fitzpatrick
37 months ago
1
1

Stories like your's are the reason I watch the Olympics. Go get that medal! I'll be cheering!

Cindy Nelsen
37 months ago
1
1

Thank you Dr. Dressel for your amazing care of our fur babies. Go Caeleb!

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Michelle McGahee
37 months ago

Good luck! I'll be cheering for you!

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37 months ago

Rooting for you in Spencer Massachusetts! We will be watching with pride. I run a senior center and all the seniors coming in now know my cousin is competing on Tuesday the 9th. Your great grandmother and my grandmother (Hilda and Bernie) were sisters! GOOD LUCK CAELEB

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Laura DeVore Burk
37 months ago

Kaitlyn, Your family always amazes me. You are so right when it comes to your awesome parents. They are always there for you guys...giving, supporting and even better loving! They live their lives giving to others, what an amazing gesture of giving back! This goes to show what a wonderful job of parenting they have done for their children and the communities you all serve. It is such a blessing to have been even a small part of your lives. I know you have forever touched my heart! Best wishes in RIO and may you make some amazing memories!

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