A few short years ago I discovered pulmonary embolisms (blood clots) in my lungs and was forced to take time off from training to fight for my life. After intensive rehab, I got back out on the ice. Today, I am blessed to represent my country through the US Army’s World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) as the nation’s only Skeleton athlete-soldier. In 2015, I represented the United States in the Skeleton World Championships. Now, I’m dedicated to my goal of representing the United States in the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.