Olympics in South Korea...parent needs help

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1/22/2018 1:54 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/22/2018 2:21 PM

Hey fellas,

I have a lady friend that has a daughter that has qualified for the Olympics in skiing. She also skiing in the 2014 Olympics in Russia. Her name is Jacqualine (Jackie) Wiles.
She skies for Lindsey Vonn's foundation and is a great kid. She actually just finished 3rd at a World Cup event, and was on the podium with Lindsey.

Jennifer (mom) was unable to go in 2014 when Jackie competed in Russia and has recently had surgery on her wrists, making it difficult to return back to massage therapy (she has a yoga/massage studio). There is a gofundme page to help her be able to go see her daughter ski in the Olympics in South Korea. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


https://www.gofundme.com/jenniferjamesolympicwish

https://www.teamusa.org/us-ski-and-snowboard/athletes/Jacqueline-Wiles

https://www.facebook.com/usskiandsnowboard/videos/528561320876014/?hc_ref=ARRgc5M2Fz0EgTZ9LO9i8cawvtTcHFpo_9_H4RFVwSXtonP3iYQ1Urjiy2zKd5qymUE

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1/24/2018 10:45 AM

5560 already. She will get it. How much is a plane ticket to Seoul?

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GP740
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1/25/2018 10:05 AM

My favorite olympian is Jessie Diggins.

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1/29/2018 6:12 AM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

5560 already. She will get it. How much is a plane ticket to Seoul?

I'm not sure how much the ticket is. She worked with a travel organization to come up with the total amount. From what she told me, tickets to the opening ceremonies and such are pretty expensive too.

I'm not a big fan of asking people to pay for stuff like this, but since it's the Olympics, i figured I'd share.

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1/30/2018 12:31 PM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

5560 already. She will get it. How much is a plane ticket to Seoul?

Its been a long time since I've gone, but our round trip was about 2800 a ticket.

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1/30/2018 12:32 PM

Crazy there isn't a fun to help athletes and their parents get to the games.

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1/31/2018 6:49 AM

akillerwombat wrote:

Crazy there isn't a fun to help athletes and their parents get to the games.

There are a lot of things about the Olympics that is crazy. Most athletes struggle to get by and only can make it to the games through private sponsors.

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1/31/2018 8:46 AM

What's really crazy is the leftover waste. Should be illegal to destroy so much land and lay down such a waste of materials and resources.

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1/31/2018 11:01 AM

newmann wrote:

What's really crazy is the leftover waste. Should be illegal to destroy so much land and lay down such a waste of materials and resources.

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Pretty apt metaphor for humanity in general I suppose.

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1/31/2018 12:11 PM

akillerwombat wrote:

Pretty apt metaphor for humanity in general I suppose.

Yep.

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1/31/2018 1:24 PM

newmann wrote:

What's really crazy is the leftover waste. Should be illegal to destroy so much land and lay down such a waste of materials and resources.

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akillerwombat wrote:

Pretty apt metaphor for humanity in general I suppose.

JAFO92 wrote:

Yep.

Heck, out here in the wilds of Southeast Texas, little old me is responsible for cleaning up all the messes I make as well as the ones I inherit. That whole Olympic thing is a pretty big deal. You'd think there would be requirements in place for the facilities to be re-purposed. I would cancel them all until further notice. Clean that shit up and we'll talk...lol.

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1/31/2018 2:02 PM

newmann wrote:

Heck, out here in the wilds of Southeast Texas, little old me is responsible for cleaning up all the messes I make as well as the ones I inherit. That whole Olympic thing is a pretty big deal. You'd think there would be requirements in place for the facilities to be re-purposed. I would cancel them all until further notice. Clean that shit up and we'll talk...lol.

Now you're soundin' like one of them there limp wristed tree hugging liburuls!

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1/31/2018 3:05 PM

Firefly47 wrote:

Now you're soundin' like one of them there limp wristed tree hugging liburuls!

Most of them that I know wait around for someone to come clean up their mess for them or just leave it where it is and move on. Kind of like those photos up above. Make a mess with other peoples money and move on to the next disaster.

Me, I always try to leave the place cleaner than when I arrived.wink

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2/1/2018 11:22 AM

Where were those photos taken ? Looks like Sarajevo . If it is , the war might have something to do with the state of the venues .

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2/1/2018 12:49 PM

Yes, where are those pics from?

I rode my bicycle to check the 1988 olympic stadium in Seoul when I was living there a few years ago. Seemed like the biggest facility of its type in that city/country but i could be wrong. The olympic system definitely needs an overhaul with how corrupt alot of it is. What happened to the facilities in Atlanta built for the 1996 games? Im sure Greece could have used the money spent on their facilities for other reasons at the time.

Round trip Pittsburgh to Incheon was about $3k 5 years ago.

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2/1/2018 1:48 PM

My wife and i did the bobsled run in lake placid a couple years ago , after we were finished ,they let us just walk around the facility and check it out . The original bobsled track from the Olympics is still there in the woods and looks just like the one in the pictures above.

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2/1/2018 3:26 PM

I've to placid as well and atleast that place seems to have preserved some of the old Olympic sites really well (ski towers and miracle on ice rink/etc)... I think the old Olympic village is now used as training grounds for up and comers

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2/1/2018 5:00 PM

Firefly47 wrote:

My favorite olympian is Jessie Diggins.

10 days till Skiathlon. I'll be cheering for the Swedes obviously but besides them Diggins is one of my personal favorites for sure. Let's take asthma-nation(Norway) down! devil

I also agree with the mess they leave behind sucks. That pic of the swimming pool is from the olympics in Rio 2016 right?

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2/2/2018 10:45 AM

This is the first Olympics that our local "kid" hasn't skied in for quite a long time. Torin Koos was on the past 4 Olympic teams, but it sounded like age, life, and responsibilities finally caught up and ended that run.

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2/2/2018 10:49 AM

Prntscrn wrote:

10 days till Skiathlon. I'll be cheering for the Swedes obviously but besides them Diggins is one of my personal favorites for sure. Let's take asthma-nation(Norway) down! devil

I also agree with the mess they leave behind sucks. That pic of the swimming pool is from the olympics in Rio 2016 right?

I'm cheering for Norway, my daughter libes in skien

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2/2/2018 7:08 PM

Sounds like pro motocross racers. Broke but on the gate.

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GP740
Since 1987

2/5/2018 8:11 AM

Update...

They raised the money to get mom to the Olympics..however this past weekend at a World Cup Race, Jackie had a terrible crash and was airlifted off the slopes. broken tibia, horrendous ACL and MCL tear....


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2/5/2018 9:59 AM

this post reminded me of an episode of Real Sports that i saw the other day. This promo clip was all I could find but basically it's appalling how little help our athletes get in the form of financial assistance. The US Olympic Committee is a private institution with no real regulation. Around $250 million in annual revenue and only about 6% of that actually goes back to the athletes.

Huck - thats horrible about your friends daughter. All that hard work and now no Olympics. Hopefully she is young enough to come back and make a go in 2022?

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2/5/2018 10:20 AM

MelonFan123 wrote:

this post reminded me of an episode of Real Sports that i saw the other day. This promo clip was all I could find but basically it's appalling how little help our athletes get in the form of financial assistance. The US Olympic Committee is a private institution with no real regulation. Around $250 million in annual revenue and only about 6% of that actually goes back to the athletes.

Huck - thats horrible about your friends daughter. All that hard work and now no Olympics. Hopefully she is young enough to come back and make a go in 2022?

She's 25 now...so in terms of Olympic skiers, it'll be tough in 2022. Unless your name is Lindsey Vonn.

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