Olympic Dreams Come True!

For: Rick and Reina Smith
Organizer: Family and Friends of the Smith Family
of $40,000 goal
26% Complete
Raised by 143 donors
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The Story

Jessica Smith, Daughter of Ricky and Reina Smith of Melvindale, MI, is going to the Sochi Winter Olympics! She'll be representing the USA on the Women's Short Track Team! We couldn't be more proud of her and of her family on this lifetime journey of strength, fortitude, and great sacrifices.

Jessica's parents are typical middle class, hard working Americans who have sacrificed everything they have to help support her dream of going to the Olympics. NOW THEY NEED OUR HELP to be able to go to Sochi, Russia and support Jessica in her bid for the Gold! 

Rick and Reina can't do this by themselves; they need our help! Below are excerpts from an article posted about Jessica’s journey to the Olympics:

“Rick is a truck driver and Reina is a barber. Money is usually tight, but they've always made things work for Jessica and her younger brother, Travis.”

“Looking ahead to Sochi, where a trip for Smith's parents could run as high as $40,000 for plane, hotel and food, gives Rick a small, nervous pit in his stomach.”

"My girl knows how to make a nickel out of a penny," Rick said. "It's a lot on her, and I worry because she's still my little girl. Here she is, trying to get to the Olympics, and it's such a struggle. We do what we can to help her. We all keep going."

For more of the article see: http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/qa-jessica-smith

PLEASE JOIN AND HELP US -This is a grassroots effort of friends and family to help fulfill the ultimate dream. Ricky & Reina have no idea that this is going on but they will be humbled and very appreciative. 

Ways to contribute:

• Please send a check or stop by their house and put some cash in an envelope. 
• Be in prayer for the family – adequate funds to be raised, Jessica to stay healthy, and God to be glorified in the process!
• Please invite, re-post, share, email but get the word out! Every dollar, every gesture, every word of praise, every prayer helps no matter how big or small! 

If anyone has any suggestions or better ideas we are open to them! If anyone has any media contacts to help get this out it is greatly appreciated!

Watch NBC Sports Network today 4pm ET and tomorrow for the rest of the races. 

Jessica's Twitter page: https://twitter.com/TheJessicaSmith

Jessica's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JessicaSmithUSA

Jessica's Website: http://www.jessicaonice.com/

Jessica's Rallyme: https://www.rallyme.com/rallies/163

Facebook Event's page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/263401540484356/263622390462271/?notif_t=event_mall_reply

Recent news: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865593538/JR-Celski-Jessica-Smith-qualify-for-US-Olympic-short-track-team.html


We do not want to put their home address on FB, and those of you that know them personally know where they live. 

Make check payable to

Rick and Reina Smith 
Mail to: 
c/o Bev Sullivan
Arvin J. Pearlman & Associates, PC
24725 W. 12 Mile Rd.
Suite 220
Southfield, MI 48034

Go #TeamJessicaUSA


Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 13, 2014

Posted on January 13, 2014

The site is over $5,000!  Thank you everyone for sharing the love!  #makingdreamscometrue #Sochi #TeamJessicaUSA #Olympian 

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