Raising Hope for Families with Lyme

LymeLight Foundation is so proud of our Spokeswoman Angeli VanLaanen as she secures her spot on the US Olympic Team!

Angeli VanLaanen Sochi Olympics Lyme

“Oh, I’m on top of the world right now. (I) just went out, skied my best, it felt amazing to land my run, and it’s a dream come true to be on the team going to Sochi,” said VanLaanen, who won the ski halfpipe Saturday at the U.S. Grand Prix, the final Olympic qualifying event.

Angeli VanLaanen’s Road to Sochi hit a bump four years ago when she was diagnosed with Lyme disease after 14 years of being misdiagnosed. She had to take three years off from competing.

“My goal was always to get back to skiing,” she said. “At times, I wasn’t sure if it was possible. It wasn’t a for sure thing that I’d be able to return.”

This past season of Grand Prix and Olympic qualifier events, the 28-year-old let the freeski world know she’s back. She’s competing for her country, and living in remission from Lyme disease. Her impressive comeback now includes a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. She hopes a medal in Sochi will complete the journey.

2014 Sochi Olympics February 7 -23

Don’t miss Angeli in the Ladies Halfpipe Qualification and Finals on February 20th!

Angeli Vanlaanen Olympic Team

Angeli VanLaanen

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Watch Angeli’s Documetary Film    

Watch the run that secured Angeli’s spot on the USA Olympic Team

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