The "interview" was short.
Michelle sat in the front row of the audience, and wore a brown
shirt (that’s all I could see because of the number on the bottom
of the screen.)
Mary Lou Retton:
Michelle, now I know you travel...(audience applauds loudly)...Yea!
Give her a hand!! [Michelle laughs]...Michelle, you travel
all over the world, skating, representing our country so proudly.
How did...and I know you personally do a lot of hospital visits
to a lot of sick children. How did you get involved with CMN?
MK: Well, at first
when I was skating, when I was competing, I was getting a lot of
stuffed animals thrown on the ice for me, and I thought, “I have
too much”, so I went to the hospitals, and started giving it to
the kids. Then I got more involved, and I said, “I want to do more
for the kids.” So I said, OK, I'm going be with CMN, and do more
for the kids. That’s why I encourage everybody out there...you know,
they can make a difference too, so, please pledge. They can be a
MLR: Thank you.
You certainly are a champion. Thank you so much for being here.
Later on that night,
she was on briefly with Mary Lou Retton and one of the CMN children.
Also, I saw the spot
that Michelle did for CMN. It may be airing on TV in your area.
I typed that up, too....
Michelle is shown
wearing the second
"Dream of Desdemona" costume. At various points in
the spot, she is shown doing a combination spin, a single axel,
a landing of a jump, and a spiral.
Kwan, World Champion. There are other kinds of champions, too. Like
Michelle, determination, perseverance, tenacity, and courage are
[Then, the story is told of twin sisters whose lives were saved
at one of CMN’s hospitals. Then, the announcer talks about how your
donation helps local hospitals]
MK: Join us, and be a champion for kids!
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