Jun 28th, 2016
Author: Cocoon Web Design
Hi! My name is Klaudia, first generation born American Polish. Let me tell you about the woman who braved countless boundaries to give me this freedom; my mother, Maryla, a woman who amazes me each and every day. Maryla came over from Europe at the age of 23 with two small children, and her devoted husband, a veteran of the Polish Army. Not long after settling into their new lives, I came into this beautiful world.
Throughout my 25 years of life, I have never seen someone sacrifice so much for others, loved ones and strangers alike. All being tended to with humanity and loving awareness.
Maryla raised a family, learned a new language, and through a variety of experiences and strength of will was able to fully engage her passion for helping people. Seven years ago she became a Certified Personal Trainer, and shortly thereafter, a Licensed Massage Therapist. She now owns Morefit, an optimal health club located in East Haddam, CT.
Ever on the search for continued knowledge and opportunities to give back, she has volunteered her expertise in countless community events.
Maryla’s dream is travel to the Olympics and provide volunteer services for massage therapy to the attending athletes.
After countless applications, interviews, e-mails, phone calls, and a lot of breathless waiting……she has been accepted! The only Massage Therapist in Connecticut to be going as part of the medical team!
OK, let’s go back two paragraphs to the word VOLUNTEER. All who know her are thrilled for the opportunity for Maryla to fulfill her goal. The spiritual side is covered. Now, we just need to find a way to cover the practical expense of the commitment; airfare, housing, food. The Olympic committee does not in any way pay wages, travel or living expenses for any attending volunteeer. It is truly a gift to the athletes.
So this is the part you were dreading, when we ask for your support with a generous donation. All funds collected are solely for the expense to and from Rio, and housing and meals for 3 weeks. Maryla will be providing massages 8 to 10 hours per day, 6 days a week, for those 3 weeks. The goal is to raise $10,000 by her departure date, August 5, 2016.
I would love to give back to a woman who has given so much of her time to help others. Hard to believe, after all her hard work, her dream is to do more hard work; providing Olympians, through health and well being, a closer step towards gold! You may not know us, but we would greatly appreciate any donations provided that would make the trip to the 2016 Olympics in Rio a reality for my mom, Maryla!
For more information and any donations please visit Help Support Maryla!
To see Maryla’s segment on Fox 61 News please visit Fox 61 MT Heading To The Olympics!
WE HOPE THAT EVERYONE HAS A HAPPY AND SAFE 4th OF JULY!
MOREFIT HEALTH CLUB WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY JULY 4th! ENJOY THE HOLIDAY!
(Maryla Radziszewski volunteering her time at an event organized by the Muscular Dystrophy Association)
“Abiyot Worku – the winner of Hartford Marathon 2h15min, he was on my table before and after the race. I was the first person he came to after the run and said: thank you so much, I won 🙂 … I feel so privileged, and happy for him :)” – Maryla Radziszewski