The Road To London
Sarah Wells is a Toronto native who sleeps, eats and breathes the sport of track and field. Sarah’s road to London has been a bumpy but rewarding one. Last year in 2011 Sarah was taken out of the sport for nearly 9 months due to a stress fracture in her femur (thigh bone) and was told it was going to be a difficult task to get back ‘on track’ for London.
Despite the multiple doctors, coaches and friends who questioned the likelihood of Sarah reaching her dream after the injury she endured; Sarah lived by the motto
"dream, believe, achieve".
Sarah dedicated herself to training. She trained harder than ever before and in the end, accomplished exactly what she had set out to do. On July 1st Sarah was named to the Canadian Olympic track and field team where all her hard work and dedication had finally paid off.
Sarah’s next step is to now perform on the world stage at the London 2012 Olympics.
Amateur sport does not have the same glamour as professional sports like hockey and basketball and it is very difficult for one to live off an amateur athlete's salary. In order to help her stay focused on her training for the Olympic games, we are raising money to help alleviate financial stress so Sarah can be the best she can be in London.
As Sarah prepares to do her part and represent us well on the international stage, let's do what we can from home and donate to one of our own, Canadian Olympian, Sarah Wells.
What's In Store
From now until Sarah competes in London, Michael will be creating a series of short videos that will give you an inside look into the life of an elite track athlete.
Following the Olympic Games (UPON REACHING OUR GOAL) Michael will create an 8-10 minute mini-documentary showing Sarah's journey to London and future to Rio.
Where Your Contributions Will Go
The money contributed to this campaign will help in the following ways:
Travel - while Sarah's own travel is covered, it is very important that she has her greatest supporters with her in London: her parents.
Equipment - shoes, recovery, compression gear
Nutrition - Vitamins and supplements
Physical Therapy - Massage, Chiropractic
Training - Training camps
Coaching - Travel and accomodation costs for coaching staff
Other Ways to Help
If you are not in a position to be able to help financially, please forward this on to anyone you know who may have a love for sport, Canada and/or Canadian athletes. All contributions help and your support is greatly appreciated!