Here's an article about Joannie: http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/vancouver/figure_skating/news;_ylt=AlaVbnUv9Cm1CoSPiaiYr1atIbh_?slug=capress-oly_fig_rdp-2428005&prov=capress&type=lgns
Having dealt with the death of a parent, I can relate to her pain... however, my admiration for her is just... well, I just admire her so much. I can tell you how hard it was to deal with the death of a parent and face another day, another person, another task. But to skate your personal best at the Olympics on international television 2 days after the death of a parent it just remarkable. I don't know if a Joannie, but her performance tonight is a true example of Phillipians 4:13. I think she can be an inspiration to anyone in our situation... if she can perform in front of the world, you can go back to class or work or whatever it may be.
"I can do everything through Him who gives me strength." (Phil 4:13)
So... super props to Joannie... she's an inspiration to me.