By BRUCE HONDA
Federal Way Mirror Contributor
Mar 12 2010, 3:33 PM
Amazing Awaits. That’s what the banner hanging in the Celski home states.
The Family Project was amazing. Each and every one of the Celski family was pulling together to make the dream of a lifetime come true. J.R. Celski competed in the 21st Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C. Not only did he make the USA Olympic Team in Short Track Speed Skating. Not only did he bring home two Olympic Bronze Medals. He did it just six short months after a devistating career ending injury where his skate cut his thigh to the bone in crash during the Olympic Qualifying Trials. His come back is nothing short of … amazing.
The Family Project included an extended family of over 40 members from Federal Way, road tripping up to Vancouver to cheer on J.R. Celski. You can imagine it’s difficult to gather a family of mom, dad and three brothers just for meals in the Olympic city of Vancouver, packed with a crowd of international visitors. Just imagine the challenge of gathering 40.
P&G House provided an amazing facility for the USA Olympic Athletes and their families: A place to gather, a place to share the thrills of victory and the agonies of defeat (J.R. was disqualified in the men’s 1000-meter semi-finals). A place to wash some clothes, grab a bite and do what families do: Support one another!
Little did Sue Celski know she was to star in a P&G commercial about moms, but her love and support of her son J.R. really showed the excitement and spirit that P&G was thanking, each and every Olympic mom.
Congratulations, Celski family and thank you Sue, Olympic mom!
Federal Way Mirror Contributor Bruce Honda can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can see the commercials featuring Sue (and the rest of the family) posted on the BB forum under JR’s thread here: