Debbie Phelps Named “Mom Of The Olympic Games”

After winning eight gold medals, Michael Phelps is officially the “greatest Olympian of all time.” Michael’s mother, Debbie, has an impressive title of her own. Johnson’s Baby has named Debbie their “Mom of the Olympic Games.” The company will donate money in her name to various children’s causes. She’s also filming a commercial for Johnson’s on Wednesday. The award came as a surprise to the middle school principal who raised Michael on her own,

“I am so honored.”

Debbie hopes to raise awareness for a cause of her own. She is the spokesperson for the Facebook group ADHD Moms,

“I just felt I had a voice to be able to share with the moms online community about ADHD. We do podcasts and articles.”

Michael was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 9-years-old,

“He was non-stop, always going, always questioning,” Debbie said. “When the teachers brought it to my attention about his lack of focus in the classroom, that’s when I got concerned. When he was nine, 10, 11 years old, he would sit at the pool for hours,” she said. “That’s why when I was talking with his teachers, and they’d say, ‘He can’t focus on anything,’ I’d say, ‘Well yes he can! He can focus on the pool.’ … He was able to focus on what he loved.”

Source: People

Photo: Pacific Coast News

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  1. dea

    That’s inspiration for all of us. I didnt know Michael was diagnosed with ADHD, but I can relate as one of my nephews also has it. It definitely was a struggle but now he excels in his studies. Great job momma Phelps!!

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