DCST Swimmer, Ashley Kim, Seriously Injured

DCST Swimmer, Ashley Kim, Seriously Injured

                On Saturday, September 12, DCST swimmer Ashley Kim (age 12, St. Bernard Practice Group) was seriously injured. While at a friend’s house for a birthday party, Ashley dove into a shallow pool, hit her head on the bottom and has become paralyzed from the waist down. She is currently undergoing surgeries on her back and spine in Madison, Wisconsin. Yesterday, she had a tracheotomy.
                For families who wish send letters of support to Ashley, listed below are a couple of ways. Please note Ashley’s given name is Youn Soo Kim; therefore, please use this name when sending any correspondents to the hospital.
1)      She has a care page at Once you logon enter "thinkingofYSK".
2)      You can send her an ecard at
3)      Cards can also be sent via regular mail to:
Youn Soo (Ashley) Kim
American Family Children’s Hospital
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792
                DCST will be collecting funds during the upcoming season to help support her family. If families which to donate on behalf of DCST, you can place checks in Coach Bickner’s file folder. Please indicate that these monies are for Ashley Kim. For families who would rather make a donation directly to Ashley’s family, they can do so at the National Bank & Trust which has an account set up under Ashley’s name.