Swimming Gold Medalist Will Give Presentation on Jan. 30
Misty Hyman’s come-from-behind victory in the 200m butterfly was one of the highlights of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. After failing to make the 1996 Olympic team and facing defending champion Australian Susie O’Neill, many thought the best she could do was finish second. But by using her signature underwater dolphin kick, Hyman stunned everyone by winning gold.
Hyman will share her inspiring journey from being a sickly child with asthma to standing atop the Olympic podium at a special presentation from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Sat., Jan. 30 at Shattuck Middle School Auditorium in Neenah.
Hyman, who won 13 U.S. titles and five NCAA swimming titles, will discuss the many physical, mental and emotional obstacles that she overcame on her way to winning Olympic gold. Hyman said her personal challenges helped her find her biggest strengths and she believes everyone has the opportunity to do the same in their own lives.
Tickets for Hyman’s presentation are $7 each and children under age 7 are free. A meet and greet with Hyman will be held after the presentation. Hyman’s appearance is co-sponsored by Bergstrom Automotive, Radiology Associates and ThedaCare.
For more information or to register, register online here or call (920) 830-6877 or (800) 236-2236 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Each person must register separately.
For more than 100 years, ThedaCare™ has been committed to finding a better way to deliver serious and complex healthcare to patients throughout Northeast Wisconsin. The organization serves over 200,000 patients annually and employs more than 6,800 healthcare professionals throughout the region. ThedaCare has seven hospitals located in Appleton, Neenah, Berlin, Waupaca, Shawano, New London and Wild Rose as well as 35 clinics in 14 counties. ThedaCare is the first in Wisconsin to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network Member, giving our specialists the ability to consult with Mayo Clinic experts on a patient’s care. ThedaCare is a non-profit healthcare organization with a level II trauma center, comprehensive cancer treatment, stroke and cardiac programs as well as a foundation dedicated to community service. Construction of ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center in Appleton is underway.