Driven to the end

Urged from a very young age to excel, Olympic cycling medalist Kelly Catlin committed suicide at age 23. ‘“I suspect a large part of why I am the way I am — both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ — is our childhood environment,” she wrote. “We are triplets. And we are, none of us, truly functional. … Those parched for affection from a young age do not quickly heal. I shall say no more.” “So what do I want?” she had written. “Love.”’

Author: Kent Babb
Published: Jul 29, 2019
Length: 24 minutes (6,052 words)
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