Kristi Yamaguchi: My Life After Figure Skating

March 12, 2015 2:52 PM

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Kristi Yamaguchi: My Life After Figure Skating

Note: This is Kristi Yamaguchi's story, as told to ABC News. Yamaguchi, 43, is an Olympic gold medalist in figure skating and a world champion. Her status as a legend in the sport is undeniable, but she has transitioned from professional sports to best-selling author and of course, mother to two daughters -- Keara and Emma. She is also the founder of the Always Dream Foundation, focused on early childhood literacy.

I started the Always Dream Foundation around 1996 because I really wanted to give back and make a difference. I knew I wanted to do something involving children. After the 1992 Olympics, I joined the “Stars on Ice" tour, which benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation. That was my first experience workin...

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