Former Olympic Figure Skater Debi Thomas Is Now Reaching For Help,Claims She Doesn't Have Any More funds

Former Olympic Figure Skater Debi Thomas Is Now Reaching For Help,Claims She Doesn't Have More funds
Will Debi And Her Family Make It Through Tough Times ?
BHR Hollywood Reports............Debi first made history when she became the first African-American athlete to receive a medal at the Winter Olympics in 1988.

Debi Thomas Winning 1988
 Winter Olympics
 A former student enrolled in Standford University’s engineering program, Thomas who later went on to get her medical degree at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, appeared to have a promising future ahead of her. But according to the now 48-year-old former athlete, her life looks a lot different now.

Thomas, who is now broke, jobless and living in a bug-infested mobile home at a trailer park with her fiance and his two sons, In this sad, depressing story Thomas added that she has lost custody of her own 13-year-old son and that her husband-to-be has alcohol and anger issues.

On the good side, Thomas is attempting to turn her life around by seaking help from Iyanla Vanzant, a life coach who has her own show called "Iyanla: Fix My LIfe" that appears on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).

They recently met in Vanzant's RV because Thomas' trailer is infested with bed bugs. While together, Vanzant asks Thomas, 48, about her circumstances, and she responds that she's frustrated.
Debi Thomas Has To Face Her Problems On
 Iyanla: Fix My Life

"Frustrated?" Iyanla repeats. "Not sad, not angry, not ashamed?"

Thomas said two divorces and clashes with colleagues caused her to be let go from two jobs led to the problems she has now.  To top it off...Thomas revealed she lost custody of her 13-year-old son.

DebiThomas And Jamie Looney (Husband To Be)
So, in an attempt to get back on her feet (and nab a reality show), the former figure skater launched a GoFundMe page about 10 months ago, which collected only $2K out of her $10K goal.

 “What we need now is help keeping our heads above water until we can make our dreams a reality,” Thomas pleaded in a video posted on the GoFundMe page.

Sadly, it appears that few heard her call to action.

Unfortunately for Thomas, financial issues seem to be just one of many issues she’s facing, including taking responsibility for where she fell short in her marriages and motherhood.

We get it; sh*t happens. But at what point do you look up and say, “I need to do better?”




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