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The Hershey Aerials are the competitive Women's Artistic Gymnastics team that trains at the Gymnastic Center of Hershey. The Aerials team spans USAG levels. Thursday, October 3, ale Ready-Made Window Treatments • Valances • Draperies • Comforters • Blinds • Shades • Bedspreads • Shams. The Gymnastics Center of Hershey (GCH) Parents Association will be hosting the 25th Annual Hug & Kiss USA Women's Artistic Gymnastics Meet in February.
She was ranked third in the entire state of Utah and ranked third in floor exercise and fifth in balance beam in intercollegiate competition She majored in Health Education and minored in Theater Arts. Unfortunately, her college gymnastics career was cut short due to a tragic fall off the balance beam during competition resulting in a serious injury to ligaments of her right ankle. The injury resulted in a complete ankle reconstruction surgery in where a calf's tendon was inserted into her ankle to replace the torn ligaments.
She moved home to Ventura, California to heal from the ankle operation. Marneen trained to become a Hollywood stuntwoman at his famous stunt school. By December she landed her first acting role as one of the mischievous schoolmates in the MOW The Spell, and she also landed the stunt job performing the backward high fall from the top of the hanging, dangling, slippery rope in the gymnasium.
On the series, Marneen performed risky high dives, including a dive out of a helicopter into a swimming pool to resuscitate Patrick Duffy. That year she became the first woman photographed doing the famous Man from Atlantis swim at the bottom of the ocean floor.
But, it wasn't until the summer of when she appeared in a scene opposite Clint Eastwood in The Gauntlet, and she performed the highly dangerous backward jump with a half twist off the moving train into only some sand she launched to the top of stunt world. For fifteen years, Marneen appeared on TV shows and movie screens around the world.
Wikipedia lists Marneen Fields as one of the prominent stunt women and stunt actresses of the s and s. During those years, the world saw her versatility as an actress, and great gymnastic talent as a stuntwoman, step into the shoes of of the world's most famous actresses to perform death-defying feats for them.
Some of the film and TV shows she's appeared in and the actresses she did stunts for are: By Marneen had become somewhat of an Angelina Jolie, in smaller roles, but never the less, performing her own stunts when landing acting roles.
She kept her stunt woman day job as her career transformed from stunt woman to stunt actress. King to name a few.
In Marneen met celebrity acting coaches Jeff Corey Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Victor French Little House on the Prairie, and it was that year that she began to set new goals to become a famous actress one day. Marneen's dreams finally started to come true by the mids when she became the first woman to come from the pure stunt arena to land the large Co-star role in the Arkoff International Production of Hellhole as the religious insanity victim who receives the chemical lobotomy.
By Marneen Fields appeared on the brink of significant industry recognition as an actress when she found herself featured on the coveted page three of Star Magazine in an article titled, Clint Eastwood's Hug Changed My Life: Shapely Stunt Gal is Now an Actress.
During the photo shoot, Alan told Marneen she was the most versatile actress he had ever photographed. Unfortunately, a wicked twist of fate involving a near-fatal car accident derailed Marneen's blossoming career, her personal life ironically imitating her creative one of surviving disasters on screen.
With years lost to recovery from the crash that required a series of life-threatening abdominal operations, along with a diagnosis of third stage melanoma and losing part of her right thigh to the disease. We love you and we miss you!! Mom,Dad and Courtney We will forever May 10, Feelings Happy Mothers Day to everyone!! I hope that everyone has enjoyed the beautiful sunshine and spent time with their mothers and loved ones. We had a cookout and spent time with Tammy's mother,father,sister,brother-in-law and their two kids.
We had a good time but bitter sweet as well. We took pictures of the three girls outside in the grass And thinking today of Danny's mom that passed away in Last weekend we helped at the SameFight golf tournament in Floyd.
We enjoy giving back to this organization for all that they did for us during Kassidys fight. And we will continue to help raise money to help the next child in Floyd county that has cancer This disease will continue to take our children when we least expect it! The number of children with cancer is unbelievable.
But we will continue on to help others that may have to go through this horrific journey. School is almost out and we will continue to busy this summer.
Courtney will be going to gymnastics everyday M-F from 8ap. She will get out of school then have one week before she leaves to go to gymnastics camp in Crossville,TN. Then the nex weekend some of the team will be going to a Regional camp.
So she will be busy right after school lets out. She is learning new skills in gymnastics right now and is very excited! The girls enjoy learning new things and then they will have all summer to perfect them before starting to compete again in the fall. And then she will be going to High School.
It doesn't seem possible that our little girl is growing up!! Just recently I read on a caring bridge site from a lady that had lost her child We are approaching the two year anniversary for Kassidy going to Heaven. We have still struggled through the year and still shed tears frequently. No one can understand unless you have been in our shoes.
The overwhelming grief that sneaks up on you and hits you so hard. People look at us and tells us how strong we are It is impossible to measure the pain we experience or fully understand the difficulty of what we are walking through.
Understanding the loss can only come through the heart that has suffered the same. We continue to pray for all those families that are still fighting and a special prayer for the friend Kassidy had in the hospital, Skylar, that is still fighting this monster! Again, Happy Mother's Day to everyone! God Bless you all!! Still remembering Kassidy This update will be in two parts. One from Tammy and part from Danny.
I'm sorry it has been so long since we updated. We have been very busy with Courtney's gymnastics competitions. We are almost finished for the season. She has a competition this weekend and then State finals in two weeks. I hope everyone got a chance to see the news cast on the Kassidy's Rock Star meet that was held at Christiansburg Middle School.
This was a great event and all went well. Kassidy would be so proud of our gym and how much support the gymnastics community has given to us. The reporter that did the story, Lauren Sisler, was a gymnast as well. When Kassidy first started gymnastics at Roanoke Academy, Lauren was her "big sister" there.
So it was kinda cool that she could now do the story about the meet dedicated to Kassidy. Va Techniques gave out several "Kassidy" awards and even gave out a scholarship to a week of gymnastics camp that our gym attends at FlipFest in Crossville,TN.
The meet was a great success!! Baldricks Foundation to raise money for Pediatric cancer. She is an advocate for the Childrens Miracle Network and has worked with many children with Cancer. She met Courtney when she came to Check Elementary.
Courtney gave her one of the bracelets with "Kassidy- Our Champion" on it. And told her the story of Kassidy. She mentions meeting Courtney and that she wears Kassidys bracelet in her memory. Please go to the St. Baldricks website and read all that they are doing to raise money! This is a wonderful gesture from someone that we have never met and that Courtney must have made an impression on for her to remember Kassidy.
I cant believe that so many people are still being touched by Kassidys life. We feel th iis is the reason that we have went through this struggle and that God chose Kassidy.
all girls camp – Camp Timber Tops
He knew others would be touched and hopefully turn to Him more. Although we are pleased and excited about all the things done in Kassidys memory I cant say that everything has been wonderful, just fine,etc.
It seems that this has been harder and we struggle more to cope with the pain of her loss. We can remember her more and some days that memory can bring a smile. And other days that same memory can bring such sadness.
The struggle is that you never know when an object, place,etc. Not every day is sad, but not a day goes by that we dont think of her. I Miss You Kass!! Some days I go back to that exact day, hour and minute when Kass lost her fight here on Earth. I feel like Kassidy wants and needs me to now carry a smile and not show pain because though she was in pain, she really never showed it to the extreme that I think she could have.
As the days without her still are challenging, I will try my hardest to honor her bravery with a smile. Alot of people still ask our family how we are doing.
There are really no words, and dont be surprised if we say "fine " or "OK" because for so long I watched Kassidy mask her pain and we learn from the pro how to do that. When things are going good in life and we dont have a care in the world, we all too often forget about God.
But at the first hint of trouble, we are on our knees asking God for help. God uses time like this to bring us closer to Him and to fulfill his purpose for our lives. Our purpose is to know God and make Him known. His words stand true forever. I will be forever touched by Kassidys life!
I dont want to ever forget the wisdom she received from Jesus, because of her simple child-like faith, she has taught me how I should live the Christian life. I remember when she was first diagnosed, she kept her eyes on the cross I mean literally kept her eyes on the cross.
We have a cross at home that is about a foot tall and it sat on our TV. But when Kassidy was at home she would have us bring it closer to her where she could see it better.
She told Tammy one day that she thought cancer was just for old people. Tammy told her that cancer didn't care about age. She said "that's OK mom, I'm still smiling". If you ever have cancer you have to have faith and talk to Jesus. And talk to him she did! In her suffering, Jesus held her close and revealed to her secrets of Gods Kingdom. Many people talk to me about how they prayed for my family and are still praying for us. I still wonder why Kass was chosen.
She knows why, when she got to Heaven and saw her rewards, she found out. I have no answer to why she suffered on Earth but I know that Jesus held her every step of the way, carrying Kassidy and our family all the way through the valley of suffering.
Children with cancer are like candles. The danger of being extinguished by a gust of wind from no where. And yet, as they flicker and dance to remain alive, their brilliance challenges the darkness and dazzles those who watch their light.
Kassidys light will shine forever! God saw that she was getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He put his arms around her and whispered, "come to me". With tearful eyes we watched her suffer and saw her fade away. We love and miss you!! We just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! We know that Kassidy will be having a wonderful birthday celebration in Heaven with Jesus!! She especially enjoyed the love she saw there and often expressed this joy with God.
One day however, the little soul was sad, for this day she saw suffering in the world. She approached God and sadly asked 'Why do bad things happen, why is there suffering in the world? God replied, 'Have you not noticed the goodness and love that is the offspring of that suffering?
Look at how people come together, drop their differences, and show their love and compassion for those who suffer. All their motivations disappear and they become motivated by love alone. I created everyone with endless love in their heart, but unfortunately most people keep it locked up and hardly share it with anyone. They are afraid to let their love shine freely, because they are afraid of being hurt.
But a suffering soul unlocks that love. I tell you this - it is the greatest miracle of all. Many souls have bravely chosen to go into the world and suffer to unlock this love - to create this miracle - for the good of all humanity. With her wings, fluttering, bouncing up and down, the little soul excitedly replied, 'I am brave, let me go. I would like to go into this world and suffer so that I can unlock the goodness and love in people's hearts! I want to create that miracle!
But even though you are very brave, you will not be able to do this alone. I have known since the beginning of time that you would ask for this, so I have carefully selected many souls to care for you on your journey. These souls will help you create your miracle, however they will also share in your suffering. Two of these souls are most special and they will care for you, help you and suffer along with you, far beyond the others.
Hugs & Kisses Competition
They have already chosen a name for you. In parting, God said, 'Do not forget Elizabeth that I will be with you always. Although you have agreed to bear the pain, you will do so through my strength. And if the time should come when you feel you have suffered enough, just say the word, think the thought and, I will bring you home. For so many people dropped their differences and came together to show their love.
- Marneen Fields
Priorities became properly aligned. People gave from their hearts. Those who were always too busy, found time. Many began new spiritual journeys - some regained lost faith - many came back to God. Parents hugged their children tighter. Friends and family grew closer. Old friends got together and new friendships were made. Distant families reunited and every family spent more time together.
Peace and love reigned.
Tori Level 3 Hershey Aerials Hug amp Kiss Meet 2016
Lives were changed forever. The world was a better place. And God was pleased. This is our prayer that through Kassidy and our suffering that others can learn faith and trust in God. Glory be to God that Kassidy is in Heaven and free from suffering and pain.
She is walking on streets of Gold,no more sadness, no more tears October 4, living life What a beautiful Fall day it was today. I went to the Floyd County Craft show today and it was a beautiful day to be out and visit with everyone.
I talked with Desirae while there and even bought several of her jewelry pieces. One was a pair of angel earrings and I also bought 2 cancer bracelets. She is donating part of the money she receives from them to charity. It was great talking to her. We talked about ways to help out locally for those children with cancer and even just the kids that had to be hospitalized.
We talked about all the "crafts" that Chance and Kassidy had received while they were sick and never had the opportunity to use. That way other kids can enjoy them! I think this is a wonderful idea! Courtney also had a basketball game today. Along with gymnastics she is playing Rec ball and me and Danny are even coaching her team. We may not be the best team but the girls are improving and learning alot of fundamentals Courtney even scored a 3 pointer today!
In the next few months Courtney will start her gymnastics competitions. She will be competeing at a Level 8 this year. The first meet we have is at Paragon gymnastics. This is the meet that gives out the Kassidy Foster Vault award to the Level 7 with the highest vault score. They are some of the nicest people in ou gymnastics family.
We are traveling more this year and look forward to some exciting meets. Our gym is also doing the "Kassidys Rock Star Invitational" meet again this year.