Kaitlyn Moneer – To many highschool soccer gamers, a collapsed lung could possibly be a career-ending harm. Even when the physique recovers, the highway to getting over an harm like that mentally is unimaginably daunting. Pair that with main knee surgical procedure, a big automobile accident, and mono all in a short while body, and plenty of novice athletes could be turning to early retirement.
One younger athlete from Goose Creek, South Carolina is defying all odds, overcoming a 75% collapsed lung, crippling automobile accident, and mono in a single 12 months. Kaitlyn Moneer didn’t cease there; she graduated highschool early, rehabbing her thoughts and physique via a six-month self-discovery solo journey journey, and earned a spot on the world’s prime Present Leaping tour throughout Europe with Group USA’s Laura Kraut.
The previous highschool soccer stand-out turned world-class equestrian rider credit her need to signify her nation with holding her pursuing skilled athletics within the face of so many setbacks. “I at all times needed to be within the Olympics for one thing”, Moneer chuckled. “I didn’t actually care what it was, to be trustworthy.”
When requested what her highway to restoration was like after struggling a collapsed lung, she mentioned, “after surgical procedure, they took X-Rays each 3 hours. I actually couldn’t sleep in any respect. I needed to sleep with my hand within the air”, Moneer laughed, “It was kinda loopy.”
Nevertheless, the battle started when rehabilitation began, she continued; “Mentally, the problem actually started when rehab began. I used to be out of breath actually rapidly. I needed to completely rebuild my endurance, in order that was irritating, however my household was actually supportive in order that helped me simply hold displaying up. Finally, I began to see progress, and that’s once I felt like I began to essentially get hungry.”
Her starvation for fulfillment would repay. In June, Moneer was invited by Group USA’s Laura Kraut to hitch Kraut and her workforce on the unique Travers Horse Facility in Kronenberg, the Netherlands which the Kraut workforce had rented out solely for the season. Moneer will journey the world competing on the European circuit making an attempt to accrue factors in direction of an invitation to the Longines International Champions Tour.
Moneer and her boyfriend, Eric Leopardi, tech CEO, and former TV producer, additionally just lately acquired a forty five,000-square-foot coaching facility in Montfort, the Netherlands. Requested concerning the acquisition and subsequent transfer to Europe Moneer mentioned, “I’m excited concerning the alternative. I’ll miss my household, however the probability to be taught from among the finest riders on the planet is extremely humbling.”
She continued, “I’m clearly anxious to win one thing, however proper now I’m simply targeted on studying every part I can from the veterans round me and bringing something that I can to the workforce to assist.”
Kaitlyn Moneer is because of report back to Travers Horse Facility on August 1st, and with a bit of luck, received’t be headed again to the US anytime quickly. Leopardi and Moneer are reportedly additionally filming a actuality TV sequence following their life-changing journey of taking up the aggressive present leaping world overseas.