I am sad to announce that I will take a break from skating to fix a previously unknown medical disadvantage with my knee I have had since birth that makes me more prone to injury. I will undergo surgery. This is a tough decision, but I will be more injury-free and worry-free by getting it taken care of right now.
I am sad that I may not have the chance at Boston 2014 in the Olympic year. However, the Olympic spirit is always inside me. I’ll come back and come back strong, like a broken bone that heals twice as well! I will fly high!