The US Olympic Training Center, along with the Stanford women’s swim team, made a lifelong dream come true last week, hosting Abbey Cornelius for a practice.
Cornelius, 15, was diagnosed with stage 2 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in early 2017 and has always dreamed of swimming in college and meeting Katie Ledecky. With the help of Wishes & More (a Minnesota-based foundation that offers scholarships and helps fulfill wishes of children with terminal or life-threatening conditions), she made the trip to the OTC, dined in the athletes’ dining hall, toured the facility, and got to swim with Ledecky and company.
Check out the video and photos from the visit:
Soo amazing to be able to swim with @katieledecky yesterday!!!❤️? pic.twitter.com/3ucASUquTf
— abbey cornelius (@cornelius_2002) January 4, 2018