I saw the pictures of her at practice. She looks devastated and shell shocked. She has my admiration for showing up at all today. Hang in there Joannie. There are alot of love and prayers coming your way.
Last edited by kyla2; 02-21-2010 at 09:28 PM.
So sorry to hear this. News like this dwarfs any controversy on the ice. I will pray for her family and hope that her love for mom holds her up if she does choose to skate....
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She'll need all the support people can send. Anyone who's been through something like this knows that even when you can manage to keep your emotions under control, you're suddenly somehow disconnected from what's going on around you. It can take months to start to feel re-connected.
Still, Liz Manley made a very wise and true comment on CTV earlier- that it can be the best thing for the person to focus on something that is a constant, something stable in their lives..skating will certainly fit that description for Joannie.
leave no stone unturned
the photos I saw were taken by Reuters photographers. So obviously SOME media were allowed in (Reuters is based in Canada, right?)
Originally Posted by sk8rdad
Figure Skating Is A Dangerous Sport
You are so right, I lost my mom just a couple of years ago and still think about her so much. I had to have surgery just a year before she died and the night before surgery I said to my mom....I need a mama hug...wow, she was able to rid my fears by her hug and what she said ...it's going to be ok, honey.
Originally Posted by Alatariel
Some of the photos are from the AP (Associated Press) as well.
Originally Posted by Tonichelle
God Bless you Joannie!
My favorite skater among the eligibles lost her mother today....I don't know how she will manage this skating business. My heart goes out to this beautiful, elegant and brave canadian champion. I was so hoping and still am she will make it to the podium. I prefer watching her to Yuna Kim. Good Luck joannie whatever you decide!
Joannie for a dream come true gold medal! If not, a podium finish.
02-21-2010, 09:56 PM
she takes the audience on her journey of emotions
This is terrible news. My heart goes out to Joannie. Such a good competitor and good person.
02-21-2010, 10:29 PM
just a few weeks ago I lost a friend who was like a second father to me and I couldnt even go work. joannie you are an amzing woman to continue on and no matter what place you finish Canada will support you. You are the true meaning on the games and I hope competing will bring you some healing. Rest in Peace Terese.
02-21-2010, 10:55 PM
This is so sad. And she was so young. If she decides to compete, I wish her the best. Keep the tissues close, it will be moving I'm sure.
02-21-2010, 11:01 PM
I really hope that her mother's death will not influence her performance.
Do the best and get the gold medal!!
02-21-2010, 11:20 PM
Beliver in Sasha's Perfect Program
I don't think she can help being influneced by tragety. Hopefuy it will be in a good way because she won't be thinking about nerves or expectations and medals and ans such and will just skate the way her mom wanted her to. I remeber Jeremy skated a almost perfect freeskate at thr GPF this year after one of his friends died, he said it helped him put things into perspective and bring more emotion to the performance.
Originally Posted by yangjie
02-21-2010, 11:51 PM
NBC just showed a clip of Joannie's practice this afternoon, and she was obviously in tears.. so heartbreaking