Athletes and their moms

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Courtney Conlogue, pro surfer, currently ranked No. 1 in the world

Photograph By Courtney Conlogue / Courtesy

"My mom has been there to help guide me on my journey and has helped make my dreams become realities. She always, no matter what, is there by my side and continues to believe in me, even when I don't always believe in myself because an obstacle got the best of me. I have had the opportunity to share my life and dreams with her on the World Tour. She has assisted in making my strengths stronger and my weaknesses strengths. No matter what the situation is I can always rely on her to not candy-coat it when most other people would. Continually looking out for our family's best interests, she helps to maintain an unbreakable foundation for our family. She has been the tie that brings us all together as a team."