Sunday, March 15, 2009

Catholic Homeschooling Mother of Two Prepares for 2010 Olympics

29 year-old Rebecca Dussault isn't your average Olympic athlete. She competed in the 2006 winter Olympics and caused a bit of a media stir when her husband and young son accompanied her to all of her prepatory races (approximately 60) and the Olympics in Turin, Italy.

Now Rebecca has her sights set on competing in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. With two children, she is now competing in many races without her family cheering section, but so far she is doing quite well. She already has a World Championship under her belt, as well as several other huge victories. Her prospects are looking very good.

Rebecca (like her husband, Sharbel) is a practicing Catholic and homeschool graduate. Rebecca and Sharbel plan to homeschool their children as well.

Rebecca and her family live in Gunnison, Colorado when they're not traveling across the globe preparing for the 2010 Olympics.

Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati

Rebecca and Sharbel have a strong devotion to Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, who was a young Italian outdoorsman, mountaineer and faithful Catholic who performed many great works of mercy. He died of tuberculosis at a young age.

On the official Dussaultskis website, Rebecca lists her ambitions:

• To live heroic virtue and become a Saint
• Have several more children and educate them at home
• Become an oblate of the Community of St. John
• Become a midwife
• Own a small farm/ranch
• Grow and shoot my own food. Live nearly self-sustained
• Learn to knit and sew

To read more about this amazing young woman, see videos and pictures of Rebecca's racing victories, learn more about Bl. Frassati or to subscribe to their email list for updates on her Olympic progress, visit their website:

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