in the beginning, it was really tough.
Coming from Cincinnati, Ohio, I was just
who had a dream,
which was to go to Los
Angeles, have a career
and to be able to support
To have a dream like that and, you know,
you're not ready for what's coming ahead.
I think that's just a part of being famous,
and something you learn
are so many people
that have encouraged
and assisted my skiing through the years.
They know who they are and I hope
they know how grateful I am to them. No
single individual has been as supportive
and instrumental as my wife. Dawn has been
my biggest critic
(everyone knows how sharp she keeps here
pencil) and yet she has managed to coach
"the uncoachable". On or off the
water she has been my greatest
asset. One last thought would be that "the
family that foots together stays together".
I was lacking some kind of support
and needed to be accepted or appreciated.
had not only left the family,
but he'd died,
so perhaps as a child
are raised as though they are one. Although
I am from the Dinka tribe, my parents
didnt raise us as the Dinka tribe.
They raised us as the Wek family, in the
way they believed
should grow up. So when you leave, the first
thing you think
is the ones you left behind. Its natural
them in any way you can. I found a way to
rather than asking my Mum
to give me money.
I would work
and send money back to pay for their rent