I am writing this to say thank you USATF Foundation. The hardest part about making the Olympic team isn’t necessarily the training, it’s being able to pay the bills. At a time when debating to go home or “stick it out” training, the Foundation awarded me a grant to continue my training. Grants also send athletes a message that someone understands and respects the sacrifices made, sending a message of hope and encouragement. Your generosity has helped me become an Olympian and represent my country in China.