Monday, January 11, 2010

Dan Jansen

The 2010 Winter Olympics are coming up, and VISA has started a few inspirational new commercials to help promote it.

This one is enough to melt anyone's heart!

Dan Jansen, a speed skater for USA, promised his sister he would win the gold in 1988.
His sister died before she could see him perform in 1988, and unfortunately he did not win.... that year.

Six years later in 1994 he won the gold and set the world record for 1000 meter speed skating, and took a victory lap with his daughter who he had named after his sister.

Since then Dan Jansen has retired, and he set up the Dan Jansen Foundation to help fight leukemia.

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