Wow, was I wrong for yesterday’s post. Last night the featured story of a current Olympian was about Vonnetta Flowers. She and her husband have two young twin boys. One of their children was born deaf. Her, husband quit his job so they could travel and pursue her dream of Olympic Gold in women’s bob sledding. The entire family has been traveling together following Mom as she competes.
While touring around the world the Flower’s found a doctor who could perform a new type of surgery practiced almost nowhere else in the world. Through this surgery their son was able to hear sound for the first time this year. The Flowers seem to be a family much more consumed with family than with Olympic Gold. Thank you Vonnetta, you have helped to bring back the true Olympic spirit that seems to have been missing from the 06 games.