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Silken Laumann is a former world rowing champion and one of Canada’s greatest Olympians – winning two silvers and a bronze.
Less well known is the fact that in 2010, at age 45, Silken became a special-needs mom.
That year she and her partner David Patchell-Adams (known as Patch), founder and CEO of GoodLife Fitness, moved in together in Victoria, B.C., each bringing two children to their new family.
Patch’s daughter Kilee, 16, has autism and requires round-the-clock care.