As my Olympic dreams are becoming reality I have been reflecting on my journey. What an incredible experience this has been!!! I am so grateful to all of my fans for the years of support and encouragement!
My parents have made a tremendous sacrifice to see my dream thru. Years of driving to practice, traveling the world, feeding me, guiding me and supporting me on every level. Their commitment to my journey is beyond words. Now, as years of hard work and discipline are coming to a head, it is more important to me than ever that my mom and dad are there, my dad banging his drum and my mom hiding in the shadows. I am so excited to look up at their faces with undying gratitude and give them the ultimate "thumbs up."
I feel like this is an opportunity to give back to them. I am asking for your support to help my family get to Brazil and have the experience of a lifetime as I represent them and the United States and win Olympic GOLD!!!