Zoey's Gymnast Dream
- By: Taryn Terblanche
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/zoeys-gymnast-dream
Zoey (7) has been working on becoming a gymnast since before she could walk. Now, at age 7, we don't simply walk through a shopping center (or anywhere) we cartwheel and 'routine' through. Something that I thought would end up being a 'fun extra mural' has become a passion for her.
When I finally enrolled her into gymnastics lessons, two things surprised me; 1) I had no idea how good she would be and 2) how incredibly expensive the sport and necessary training equipment is.
She spends hours on YouTube watching other gymnasts do routines and imitates them in our small lounge (on a self purchased yoga matt that she saved pocket money for)
She has been hand selected to compete this year and though she is only 7, her coach believes she will go on to big platforms should she get the right training - but it costs money, a lot of it. My Zoey has the gentlest heart and when I say "I can't get you that bar or matt or leotard or competition entrance" she 'understands' but I see her disappointment - at this point I am willing to do anything for my girl to excel and therefor have gone as far as starting a funding page to get her through this years comps + the extras
ANY donation, big or small, will change Zoeys' world and her passion to train to be a professional gymnast..