September 16, 2014

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Arriving safe and sound in Sochi

Hiiii Everyone!

PHOTO BY KELLY GUNTHER

PHOTOS BY KELLY GUNTHER

I just wanted to say and I am safe and sound in Sochi! And I don’t have enough words to even say how amazing this place is! Its one amazing place and so awesome to be here! The Village is just unbelievable to even say the least! Each country has their own building and flags all over it! We don’t have flags yet, b/c they got lost when they shipped them in October! But hey! Maybe we will get them!! (: The first picture you see in the Villages and those are the buildings behind it! They did a pretty good job, huh!?!?

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1743689_292085837605484_974812096_nThis is my really good friend  and buddy! Without  this one of amazing doctors I wouldn’t be here! I’ll never forget going into his office and asking him if I could even face this or what was ahead of me… Even he wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to do it! But he must have believed, and knew I was going to be okay! So, after not being in Colorado for some time, I finally got to see him TODAY! And it was so good to see him and my support group from the OTC in Colorado Springs! He today told me, when I did go into his office I was the kind of person that was going to be okay and knew nothing was going to stop me, because if I didn’t go to there to do my rehab I wouldn’t be skating! So, when I say Thank you so much for my team in the Springs, this is why! Couldn’t have done it without any of them!!

Here is Heather and I at the rink! Its kinda hard to see behind us, but its a pretty amazing place!! LOVE IT!! (:
This is all I have for now! Thanks Everyone for joining me on this road!! (:
Love Always!
Kel
   Xoxo


Kelly Gunther About Kelly Gunther

Kelly Gunther, who was born in Lorain, began roller skating at age 6 after giving it a try at Lorain Skate World. She attended Washington Elementary and Whittier Middle schools in Lorain before moving to Michigan at age 11. By that time, she was heavily into inline skating. She had a successful 10-year career in inline racing and joined the U.S. National Long Track Program in 2009. She just missed a spot on the 2010 Olympic Team and, after being forced to rehabilitate a ankle injury, made the 2011 winter World Cup team.

Kelly’s competitive history

  • Phil Blank

    Good luck finding a place too sleep!

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  • Zen Grouch

    **We don’t have flags yet, b/c they got lost when they shipped them in October!**

    Yeah, right…

  • Heather Sorg

    Good luck Kelly and be safe!