Excerpt from "Words by Tamara" by Tamara O’Brien
"Being at an elite level in a sport called double mini trampoline was a goal and dream of mine I was able to achieve. I had friends and athletes know me by name and always rooted for my success. Unfortunately with a stage IV metastatic melanoma diagnosis at 21, my career became a lot shorter than expected. Not that I had any actual kind of fan base, but I miss being the person people knew and could look up to. To be a part of a community I was involved with for so long is something that I miss so deeply. It’s been so hard coming to terms with the fact that it’s gone. Not that the people are gone, but the competing and being out on the floor part has gone."
Read the full article in the Winter 2018 newsletter.