August 13th, 2008
Voices From Beijing: Olympic Families
By Jeremy Walsh, Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for PriCara in the United States, blogging from Beijing.
The photographer is Anne Lebus, Customer Support Specialist at the Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics European Support Center (OCDESC) in Illkirch, France
At the Johnson & Johnson Olympic Games Pavilion this afternoon we were able to meet Tim and Amy Crandall. Mr. Crandall has worked for Johnson & Johnson for about 30 years. He and his wife are the proud parents of Lauren Crandall of the USA Women’s Field Hockey Team. Can you imagine being 1 of 16 people selected to represent your country in a sport? The Crandall’s were beaming with pride as they spoke about their Olympian and her journey to Beijing.
The dedication of Olympic Athletes is quite admirable. Yet, I was equally impressed with the support and dedication the Crandall’s have shown their daughter by traveling first to Russia and then to China to see her compete. Their Olympic Spirit was contagious — they charmed several people in our Pavilion with their USA garb.