Help us get to London to support Gabrielle

Help 2012 Olympic Hopeful Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas

The path to living the Olympic dream is one of dedication, hard work and sacrifice.  Gabrielle’s time and commitment to her sport has spanned the distance of 10 years.  She has given up all the ...

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Help 2012 Olympic Hopeful Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas The path to living the Olympic dream is one of dedication, hard work and sacrifice.  Gabrielle’s time and commitment to her sport has spanned the distance of 10 years.  She has given up all the "normal" things that most people take for granted.  But if you ask her right now, she would say that it is all worth it. The sacrifices are not just made by her alone.  Gabby’s mother, two sisters and brother have also made sacrifices.  They have spent countless hours at competitions supporting, cheering and encouraging Gabby, as well as working at competitions to help support her gym.  Gabby’s dream has become the dream of the entire family - her goal has become their goal. They made the biggest sacrifice nearly 18 months ago when they unselfishly supported Gabrielle's wish to leave home and train with one of the nations top notch coaches in pursuit of her ultimate dream. Gabby notes each one of these sacrifices and considers them each day as she goes into the gym to train.  Her body aches at times, her heart gets heavy because she misses her family so much and the fatigue catches up with her regularly, but yet Gabby pushes through day after day. With the Olympic games just a couple of months away, there is one thing that may keep Gabby's full dream from coming true. The financial burden has been beyond difficult at times, and yet her family has continued to work very hard to pay for her gymnastic expenses. But now, coming up with the funds that would be necessary to follow Gabby to London to watch, cheer, encourage and celebrate with her is too much to bear alone.   We all know that a trip overseas is costly, but when it is to the Olympic city, the cost to the athlete’s family is astronomical. Would you be willing to help Gabby's full dreams come true?  Maybe you have frequent flier miles you would be willing to part with. Or perhaps you would just like to give a financial donation.   Please feel free to share this site with anyone you feel might be interested in helping.   Thank you all for your generosity! - Missy Parton (Gabby’s Host Mom) We are extremely thankful and grateful for any and all contributions to help us reach our goal to travel to the 2012 London Olympic Games! - Natalie, Arielle, Joyelle, Johnathan *Special word from Gabby* “I want to thank everyone who helps me & my family. It means so much to me! I promise to do my very best to represent my country and make you all proud!” * Although the Olympic team won't be announced until July 1st, we believe Gabby will be be a part of this team. However should she not be named to the team, all money will be donated to Our Military Kids Org (www.ourmilitarykids.org). Gabrielle received a grant from this fund to use towards her gymnastic expenses when when she competed in the Jr Olympic program. ** Team Gabby T-shirts, Posters & Pictures are also For Sale. Please visit www.facebook.com/GabrielleDouglasUSA for information on how to place your order! Again, thank you for all of your support!
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