DAVID GRANOVSKY

YOU CAN DO IT!

In STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on August 25, 2009 at 9:13 am

7-Time Olympic Medalist Shannon Miller Endorses StemCyte

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COVINA, CA UNITED STATES

Decorated Athlete Chooses World’s Leading Transplant Bank for Baby’s Cord Blood

COVINA, Calif., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ — StemCyte, Inc., one of the world’s preeminent cord blood banks, today announced that Shannon Miller, a 7-time Olympic Medalist and 9-time World Medalist, has signed an endorsement partnership agreement and will appear in a series of advertising and public awareness campaigns for the company.

Considered “The Most Decorated American Gymnast” by having won more Olympic and World Championship Medals than any other US gymnast, Miller is expecting her first child at the end of October.

shannon-miller-gymnanst“As a former Olympic gold medalist, I’ve always sought out the best and healthiest decisions in life. As my husband and I have begun planning our family’s future, we have been thoroughly investigating the finest decisions for our baby. Cord blood banking was a no-brainer for us, and StemCyte was the obvious choice for where we wanted to store our baby’s cord blood.”

via 7-Time Olympic Medalist Shannon Miller Endorses StemCyte.

Clarification -YOU CAN DO IT! refers to when, in 1996, Bela Karolyi  said to gymnast Kerri Strug (who was limping on one leg and with a look of utter defeat on her face) : “You can do it. You can do it. You better do it.”

She won gold. 1996_kerri_strug

While that was not Shannon Miller, it WAS one of the most memorable gymnastics events in the past 2 decades.

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