A Heartwarming Story - Rio Olympics 2016

Ann-Marie Member Posts: 1,142
edited November 2016 in Community news and events

Hi everyone, I wanted to share with you all this wonderful story of Ellia Green. The 23yr old who came off the bench  to score the match winning try, in Australia's win over New Zealand at the Rio Olympics, for the Australian women's ruby seven team!

Before every match Ellia writes "mum" on her wrist strapping to inspire her out on the field. Ellia's mum Yolanta has twice been diagnosed with cancer. I love this quote from Ellia "So whenever I'm feeling like my legs are burning, I just look down at my wrist."

(Image: thenewdaily.com.au)

To read the full story click here.



  • mum2jj
    mum2jj Member Posts: 4,332
    edited August 2016

    What a great story. Thanks for sharing. 

    Paula x

  • socoda
    socoda Member Posts: 1,767
    edited August 2016

    That's pretty cool! Must also make her mum feel special. Xx Cath