Wow, did not expect as much reaction to my article, Flat Broke and a US Olympian, but Worth It! First, thank you to all the people who commented and sent words of encouragement via email and on the blog (20 comments and counting!). Truly means a lot to know that I have so many people rooting for me and also that there are so many people who can relate during these hard economic times.
I received a lot of questions about, “Why did you write this?” and so I just wanted to take a moment to explain. I did not write it to bash anyone , to solicit donations or for sympathy. I wanted to describe as realistically as possible the challenges facing many small sport Olympians since my story is far from unique. I also think (hoping) that things are about to turn around and so even for myself, I wanted to remember just how challenging it has been especially now.
While I didn’t write it for donations, a number of people gave afterwards and others have done so over the past year so let me just say a big THANK YOU to David Raney, Delia Turner, Ann Gibert, Anthony Moore, Linda Dunn, Jimahn Choi, fencing.net, Kathryn Bone, Philip Hedges, and James Dobbins. And, a super special thanks to BRUCE!
If you’ d like to sponsor or donate:
http://www.timmorehouse.com/sponsorship.html (Donations are tax-deductible)
As I mentioned yesterday, some good news to announce next week!