Local massage therapist heading to Sochi

By: Samantha Lavien


Twitter: @samanthalavien

A massage therapist from East Greenwich is heading Sochi, Russia to accompany the U.S. Men's Ski Jumping Team at the upcoming Olympic Games.

Lou Ann Botsford is going to the games in a volunteer position which means she has to cover her own expenses.

There will be two fundraiser's to help cover the costs. The first of which was scheduled for Thursday night.

“I am overwhelmed with the support,” said Botsford. “It is totally unexpected. I am not the type of person that asks for help, so I just feel humbled and so grateful for this.”

There will be another fundraiser on January 26 from 3pm-6pm at Natale's Deli in East Greenwich.

(C) WLNE-TV 2014