Molly Bloom at BenefitsPRO Expo (Photo: David Firestine/Firestine Photography)

At age 12, Molly Bloom confidently told her father that she didn't have a hero. She decided that her hero would be her future self, the girl she will become. At the same age she was diagnosed with scoliosis, which put her competitive mogul skier career in jeopardy. Her first question out of surgery was "when can I get back on the snow?" The doctor told her to get a new hobby, but skiing wasn't a hobby, it was a dream. For the first time in her life, no one was her cheerleader, so she had to cheer on herself. She describes this relentless voice in her head saying she was done.

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