Amanda's Journey From Set-Back to Break-thru
Organized by: KristiMalmberg LisbetLjung
2016/2017 International Bobsled Schedule is UP!!!
June 25, 2016
Hello friends!!! We wanted to thank you so much for your prayers, kind words and contributions to Amanda at this critical time for her and her family. Most of you know Amanda as a tenacious world-class athlete, caring friend and someone who lights up the room when she walks in. She has never been one to back down from a challenge or to turn and run when times get tough. When she has something in her sights, Amanda is going to fight for it until the very end.
Last November, Amanda was presented with the opportunity to come out of retirement and go after her dream of Olympic Gold, one more time. She accepted the invitation and began training with tenacity.
After relocating her family from Europe to Bend, Oregon and beginning the training cycle for the 2016-2017 World Cup Bobsled season, Amanda joined the coaching staff and fellow athletes in Scottsdale, Arizona for an off-season training camp.
On Day #2 of training Amanda heard a loud "POP" and lost all power in her right foot, during her warm-up drills. She had fully ruptured her Achilles tendon, an injury requiring an immediate MRI, consultation with a specialist and reparative surgery.
Just like the twists and turns of the bobsled course, Amanda was faced with another hurdle, the day before her scheduled surgery. Amanda was informed that her surgery and medical procedures would not be covered by her insurance company and that she would need to pay out-of-pocket for all doctor’s consultations, the operation & recovery procedures.
In that moment, Amanda knew that her and her family were about to embark on the journey from set-back to break-thru, one that would bring them to brink of sacrifice on their pursuit of 2018 Olympic glory. Amanda’s sole income from her health & anti-aging business, supports her training & travel expenses as well as her family’s living expenses. They have invested everything they have to follow their dream.
This crowdfunding site has been set up for family, friends, & fans, near & far, to help the Moreley family continue on their Olympic journey. Any contributions are gratefully accepted and will go directly to cover the costs of Amanda’s surgery, procedures and recovery expenses due to her injury. Heartfelt thanks in advance for your gracious contribution and for partnering with Amanda and her family. You are playing a huge role in this story of TRIUMPH!!