"I skate because it is my passion. It challenges me both mentally and physically and allows me to express myself in many ways. I skate simply because I love it!"
"The bullying, unfortunately, at school led to me having a nervous breakdown when I was 18 and, unfortunately, I tried to take my own life. I, like many kids who are being bullied, didn't talk about it. It took me a long time to deal with it and I have dealt with it now. Running has been one of those things that has allowed me to express myself in ways that I never would have been able to express myself before. It gives me that sense of freedom. For me, it gives me that opportunity to have my own views and my own objectives in life."