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Inspirational Story from Olympic Dressage

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  • Inspirational Story from Olympic Dressage

    Anyone catch this little tidbit in COTH's Olympic coverage?

    <<Emma Hindle of Great Britain moved up into seventh place overall (72.34%) aboard Lancet, and revealed after her freestyle that she’d just had an ovarian tumor removed six weeks before the Olympic Games. “I could only start riding in quarantine,” she said. “I am grateful to my physio Andrew Thomas for spending hours in the gym to help me get fit again. I am very, very happy with my performance. I normally don’t do well in the freestyle, and this is definitely my best performance.”>>




    I am seriously impressed that she was able to do such lovely tests and appear so mentally and physically strong just 6 weeks after major surgery. It doesn't say whether the tumor was cancerous or not, hopefully NOT!


    Wow, just wow.
    Last edited by Applecore; Aug. 19, 2008, 05:52 PM.

  • #2
    Bernadette Pujal's mother died just a couple weeks before the Olympics.

    Everyone puts everything aside to come to the Olympics.

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    • #3
      What a trooper she is. Bravo.
      Watched last night's session and the gold medalist for weight lifting was holding up a pic of his late wife who died in a car wreck a year ago. She had a savings account for him to go to Beijing. Really touching.
      Even duct tape can't fix stupid

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      • #4
        Wow. That is inspirational. Best wishes to her for a full recovery and no further issues.

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        • #5
          IMO it is athletes like these who deserve the "greatest Olympic champion" award. At the beginning of these Games the NBC Web site had a poll for who would be the hero of these Olympics. I would have voted for the little boy who rescued his classmates from the ruins of their school, but his name was not in the list of eligibles.

          Now I would add people like these posted about here.

          What a great thread, Applecore!
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          • #6
            Congrats to Emma!

            There are so many corageous people out there that aren't your typical celebrity, like Emma! I get a little disgusted when the news is on and they're discussing Christina Applegate and how amazing she is for having had a double masectomy. Yes, she is amazing, but there are plenty of people who don't get press time that are equally incredible.

            One of my close friends found out she had breast cancer at the age of 25( actually found out on 9/11). She lost one breast immediately and continued riding. In mid December she lost her other breast and on boxing day--just a couple weeks after her second masectomy with all drains in--we went fox hunting. Throughout the chemo and being so sick, she continued working 2 jobs at emergency vet clinics and wasn't so worried about herself, but that she could give her fiance a wonderful Christmas, so behind his back, she went with me and bought him the motorcycle he'd been dreaming of for a few years. She has now had full reconstructive surgery, which she said was more painful that the masectomies and is eventing successfully on her 6 year old. At just 27 years of age, she has been through more than anyone deserves.

            Now stories like hers, Emma Hindle's, and the weight lifter's are the ones that should be aired on television, not making a huge deal about Christina Applegate or other celebrities, although I do wish the latter best of luck.
            Keep your feet on the ground, but always look to the stars!

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            • #7
              I believe I read somewhere too that Hayley Beresford-AUS is a breast cancer survivor and she's just 30.

              Good on ya, Hayley.
              (I like your horse )

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              • #8
                So let's hear more about Hayley and less about the movie stars! Good for Hayley and best of luck to her in her future endeavors!
                Keep your feet on the ground, but always look to the stars!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tbeventer View Post
                  One of my close friends found out she had breast cancer at the age of 25( actually found out on 9/11). She lost one breast immediately and continued riding. In mid December she lost her other breast and on boxing day--just a couple weeks after her second masectomy with all drains in--we went fox hunting. Throughout the chemo and being so sick, she continued working 2 jobs at emergency vet clinics and wasn't so worried about herself, but that she could give her fiance a wonderful Christmas, so behind his back, she went with me and bought him the motorcycle he'd been dreaming of for a few years. She has now had full reconstructive surgery, which she said was more painful that the masectomies and is eventing successfully on her 6 year old.

                  That brings tears to my eyes! WOW!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Applecore View Post
                    It doesn't say whether the tumor was cancerous or not, hopefully NOT!
                    Emma confirmed in a report by Eurodressage that it was ovarian cancer. What grit and determination that girl has. Cheers to her!

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                    • #11
                      princess natalie

                      did I understand correctly that Princess Natalie kept Lancet in work while Emma was recovering?

                      I thought someone told me she drove 4 hours/day to ride him....

                      anyone else heard this?

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                      • #12
                        I totally agree, tbeventer!! Wow -- there are so many stories out there of people achieving in spite of everything. Move over, Michael Phelps, with your perfectly supportive mother, and let's hear about people who have gotten there without the massive support team or size 14 feet!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by hsheffield View Post
                          did I understand correctly that Princess Natalie kept Lancet in work while Emma was recovering?

                          I thought someone told me she drove 4 hours/day to ride him....

                          anyone else heard this?
                          Yes, Emma confirmed it in the Eurodressage report. I think Princess Natalie should get the "Sportmanship Award" (do they even have that for the Olympic Equestrian events?). Imagine, helping out another competitor, esp. when you have to drive four hours per day, and the competitor is from another country. I have a new and profound respect for Princess Natalie.

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                          • #14
                            'Scuse my ignorance, but who is Princess Natalie?
                            ~~Some days are a total waste of makeup.~~

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                            • #15
                              This thread reminded me of this funny....

                              Athlete without Compelling Personal Drama Expelled from Olympics
                              Diver Hid Details of Intact Family

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                              A member of the U.S. Olympic diving team was disqualified from competition today when it was learned that he did not have a sufficiently compelling human storyline to exploit on the NBC telecast of the worldwide sporting event.

                              Tracy Klujian, the expelled diver, was not raised by a single mother, never had a career-threatening injury, and did not overcome a personal tragedy of any kind before making the Olympic diving team, U.S. Olympic officials revealed today.

                              "Had Tracy been involved in an organ donation, as either a donor or a recipient, that would have been acceptable to us," a diving team spokesman told reporters. "However, he was not."

                              According to sources close to the diving team, Mr. Klujian had concealed the fact that he comes from an intact middle class family who never lost their home to a flood, tornado, or typhoon.

                              But what may have sealed Mr.Klujian's doom, sources said, was his utter lack of a gravely ill family member to win a medal for.

                              "Tracy did his best to hide his background from team officials," one source said. "But when the truth came out, he was finished."

                              Speaking to reporters in Beijing, NBC Sports chief Dick Ebersol was even less charitable, terming Mr. Klujian's actions "a reprehensible betrayal."

                              "We do our best to check out all of the athletes to make sure that their backgrounds are full of compelling human drama, but we can't catch everything," Mr. Ebersol said. "This is a case of one really bad guy exploiting the system."
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