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Mikaela Shiffrin Cries Tears Of Joy After Message From Cancer Patient

October, 13, 2014
Oct 13

After winning her first World Cup race in December of 2012, American skiing sensation Mikaela Shiffrin met 11-year old Emma Lundell of Sweden, a young fan who was battling leukemia. The two posed for a picture together and Shiffrin wrote about the experience on her Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Now, almost two years later, Lundell is finished with her chemotherapy treatments. With some help from Swedish site SPORT-Expressen, Lundell made a video message for Shiffrin, updating her on her health. Shiffrin’s reaction is priceless.

Is it just me or does everything suddenly feel right in this world?

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Happy Birthday, Mikaela Shiffrin!

March, 13, 2014
Mar 13
Mikaela ShiffrinDoug Pensinger/Getty ImagesAs an 18-year-old, Mikaela Shiffrin made Alpine skiing history on the Sochi slopes.

Happy birthday, Mikaela Shiffrin! The youngest slalom champion in Olympic Alpine skiing history turns 19 today. The Colorado native, who made her Olympic debut in Sochi last month, took home the gold medal in the slalom after finishing fifth in the giant slalom. Her success made her an overnight sensation and she has since appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, on a Wheaties box and was a guest on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." She's continued to star on the slopes as well. On Saturday in Sweden, Shiffrin claimed her fourth World Cup slalom victory of the season to retain her World Cup slalom title. The World Cup season ends later this week in Switzerland.