Olympic gold medalist and figure skating commentator Scott Hamilton will be the featured speaker at Deaconness Pregnancy and Adoption’s (DPA) event titled Angels of Destiny.
On Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Angels of Destiny will promote the services DPA provides to expectant parents, adoptive families and children.
Hamilton’s faith in Christ was made known in an “I Am Second” video, where he recounts a tough journey that began when he was young.
“I was in and out of the hospital for years, and I was never really home,” Hamilton said in the video. He eventually got involved with a skating club, which he said skating “took on a life of its own.”
Hamilton discussed other tragedies in his life, including the death of his mother who battled cancer. This happened during the prime of his skating career. He went on to claim many of his figure skating achievements, but then in 1997, he was forced to leave the ice with his own encounter with cancer.