Sharing my heart - and my proceeds

Ava (My friends adopted Ava from Guatemala; 
proceeds go to her college fund)

  Trey Roy (born with spina bifida)

Trey Roy (Junior at West Bend East)

Two gems that stole my heart!  All proceeds from my speaking engagements are shared equally between Trey and Ava.

Read this article on Trey:

This just printed 8/18/2010:

WEST BEND – There was a long overdue standing ovation Monday night in the West Bend common council chambers as the City recognized West Bend East High School athlete Trey Roy.
The 16-year-old sophomore took home three first-place medals during the WIAA State Track & Field Tournament in La Crosse.

Dressed in a long-sleeve maroon shirt, tie and black pants – Roy sat with his family and was then called before the council and Mayor 
Kris Deiss, who read a resolution honoring the champion athlete.
“Whereas Trey Roy is a sophomore attending West Bend East High School and has distinguished himself during the 2010 season and whereas Trey Roy was only able to train for six weeks prior to sectionals because of previous surgeries.
“And whereas Trey Roy placed first in sectionals in the 100-meter dash wheelchair, 800-meter run wheelchair and the 1600-meter run wheelchair.
“And whereas Trey Roy placed first at state in the 100-meter dash wheelchair with a time of 16.02 and beat his second-place opponent by six seconds.
“And whereas Trey Roy placed first at state in the 800-meter run wheelchair with a time of 2 minutes 32.95 seconds and beat the second-place opponent by 2.02 seconds.
“And whereas Trey Roy placed first at state in the 1600-meter run wheelchair with a time of 4 minutes 18.75 seconds and beat the second-place opponent by 39.26 seconds.
“And whereas Trey Roy is coached by head coach Tom Hogester and assistant coaches Richard Smith and Michael Smith.
“And whereas in the fall Trey Roy will help coach West Bend East cross-country team.
“Therefore be it resolved that the common council, City of West Bend, Washington County, Wisconsin recognizes and congratulates Trey Roy for his outstanding accomplishments during the 2010 season.
“And I would entertain a motion to approve that message.”
The motion past with unanimous approval.
After the meeting Roy’s mom, Chris Roy, said when she heard her son was going to be recognized for his outstanding performance at state – she couldn’t believe it.
“Shocked, surprised, just honored,” said Chris Roy. “This is a bit overwhelming actually.”
Chris Roy recalled the state track meet, saying the crowd was unbelievable.
“Just to have that huge audience and listen to the crowd cheering and hear their reactions and those seeing the wheelchair racing for the first time and hear their comments it was all just very cool,” she said.
Coach Richard Smith said Roy worked hard for everything he received. “I’m very happy Trey is receiving this recognition from the city because it is a very unusual achievement and he is a very talented athlete.
“The fact this was the first track meet in the state of Wisconsin where they allowed wheelchair athletes to compete is very significant. And the fact that he’s from West Bend, I think it’s fitting the city recognize his achievements,” he said.
Roy hasn’t been resting on his past accomplishments, this summer he competed in adult national track events in Florida, junior nationals in Chicago, and a masters meet in Indiana.
Coming up next, Roy begins the wheelchair basketball season.