I can’t begin to tell you how outstanding she was. What really set the stage for her presentation was her video on her winning the Gold! You could hear a pin drop when she spoke. When her petite little frame stepped up to the podium, no one had any idea she was going to blow them away with her amazing story. She brought everyone to tears. So many of the doctors came up to me and said, “Sandy, do you remember when she did that vault? I remember it, and I remember praying for her to make it!” She touched the hearts of everyone in attendance.
With her struggles to win the Gold at the Olympics, she was being prepared to face other challenges in her life. God gave her the strength, courage, hope and love to face any adversity that would come her way in life. She shared her story so that those in the audience who thought she was just an “Olympic Champion” knew she was much more than that. She is the bright and shining star that has endured more than her share of pain and suffering. Her encouragement to others to stay healthy, eat healthy, and to exercise to stay fit is crucial, because we never know what the future holds for any of us. Her story of strength, courage, hope and never giving up, gave to each of us there the example and encouragement for each of us to follow. I still receive compliments on her presentation and for reaching out to her to speak to our physicians and their wives.
Thank you, Shannon, for sharing your evening with us. You are truly an amazing young lady!
-Sandy Deeba, CME Manager for the Oklahoma State Medical Association
I would just like to tell you how much the fitness post pregnancy DVD has been so much help to me. I had terrible pelvic pain, mostly after my first child,which inhibited the excerise I could tolerate, including walking. I was in physical therapy for about a year, with some positive results, but never fully recovered. I just had my second child almost a year ago, and have been using these DVD’s for about 3 weeks or so. I have lost 6 pounds and feel great, including my pelvic pain. I only had pain after the first couple times. The strength training DVD workouts are really great for the core, which is what I needed to work on. I also started doing the boot camp DVD workouts, still need to work on some moves, but LOVE it!! Cant wait to be able to buy more of your DVDs. Thank you for putting out such realistic workout DVDs for people like me!
Shannon was engaging, energetic, and powerful – an unforgettable evening for our students and faculty. Mercy College School of Business enthusiastically embraces the ‘Olympic mind set’.
- Dr. Robyn Lubisco, Assistant Professor, Mercy College