| lavinia k chong m D
Medically reviewed by Lavinia K. Chong, MD, FACS

Reflecting on a memorable Mother’s Day 2015 at the NCAA women’s waterpolo tournament, spent enthusiastically cheering my daughter and her team, U.C. Berkeley, who were ranked and took the 4th place. To the uninitiated, a waterpolo match is four 7-minute quarters but this discounts the countless hours of training required of the athletes, formulation of strategy by the coaches and sheer will of the team to prevail. My child has played waterpolo more than half her life and her dedication to the sport, despite injuries, has shown me that she has courage, endurance and is developing an authentic sense of self. What more could a parent ask for? Loveya#15!