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How Did Mom Raise 4 Olympians?

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  The first family of taekwondo heads to Beijing, and are counting on more than just medals.

Imagine a mother's pride watching her child compete in the Olympic games. For Ondina Lopez, four of her children are headed to Beijing and together, they will fight for gold.

For the first time in Olympic history, four siblings will be walking in the opening ceremonies together. Jean, 34 and and the U.S. coach; Mark, 26; Steven, 29; and Diana, 24, all qualified for the Beijing games, which hasn't happened since the Tritschler brothers competed against each other in 1904 in gymnastics. For the first time also, their mom, Ondina Lopez, will be going to watch her children. It was a pact they made with her this year: If they all made it, she would go. Although her son Steven competed and won in Sydney and in Athens, Ondina was too nervous to go and stayed home in Sugarland, Texas while the rest of the family went. There's no backing out this time. We talked to Ondina about her children, her pride and what it's going to feel like to watch her children walking the opening ceremonies together.

ML: What does it feel like to have four of your children going to Beijing?

Ondina: It is hard for me to believe this is really happening -- but at the same time I am very thankful for all the blessings my family has received. The kids have worked so hard for this moment and I am so happy their dreams have come true. This will be such a special moment for them that they can cherish for the rest of their lives.

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