The Paralympics in Torino, Italy

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Hello again from Sestriere, After almost 2 weeks living in the Paralympic Village, my time is coming to an end. Tomorrow I will be racing in my final event, Slalom. After an exciting finish in the Giant Slalom, I am looking forward to pushing the envelope and giving everything I have tomorrow to hopefully capture a medal. I learned that after the Giant Slalom race that no one remembers a slow ski racer, so after I had a conservative first run, I let it go in the 2nd run and made up a lot of time to close the gap between some of my competitors. This wild second run really showed me that skiing pretty is not always fast. So tomorrow, there will be no points for style. As the coaches have been telling us all week, fence or finish! My goal is to put my face in it and go for it!

Regardless of a medal, I have had an exciting Paralympic experience and I am so lucky that I got to share this with all of you. Thank you for the notes of support and encouragement. I feel that much of my success comes from all of you and I cannot thank you enough for just believing in me. I will cross that finish line tomorrow with a huge smile because I know what I set out to do this week, I have done. I have enjoyed every moment and raced to my full ability, that is something to be happy about.

I hope you have enjoyed the 2006 Paralympics as much as I have. Remember when in Italy, drink lots of coffee, dance on tables and enjoy the lazy Italian afternoons. From Sestriere, Good night!
Sandy

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