AceShowbiz - Lindsey Vonn is grieving over the loss of her loved one. Making public the sad news that her mother passed away one year after being diagnosed with ALS, the four-time Olympic skier took to social media to express her heartbreak over the tragic loss.
On Saturday, August 27, the 37-year-old shared some photos of her and her mom. "My sweet mother Lindy has lost her battle with ALS. She passed away peacefully as I held her hand, exactly one year after her diagnosis," she began her caption.
"I am so grateful for every moment I had with her but I am also thankful that she is no longer suffering and in peace. She was a shining light that will never fade and I will forever be inspired by her," she added. "If you'd like to make a donation to ALS research in my Mother;s name, please go to the link in my bio."
"I wrote this in my memoir a year ago for my Mom and it is unfortunately fitting now," the athlete continued. " 'This book is dedicated to my mother. She is my inspiration not because of what she did for my skiing career, but how her perpetual positivity shaped me into the person I am on, and most importantly, off the slopes.' "
Lindsey went on to quote, " 'Every adversity I have faced, I found perspective and inspiration from her. Throughout the many hardships in her life, they only made her stronger, kinder, and more humble. That type of grit is what shaped me since I was a child; whether I knew it then or not, I know it now.' "
" 'Mom, I hope I am one day as tough as you are. I hope I will approach every day with as much energy and optimism as you do. I hope I will one day raise my kids to be as incredible as you are," she concluded her lengthy post. "I love you."