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Randy and Cheryl Held of Springfield have once in a lifetime travel plans. They are heading to Rio de Janeiro to watch their son Ryan compete for a medal Sunday in Olympic swimming competition. Ryan will compete in the 100 meter freestyle relay. Their son's Olympic berth is still sinking in....


Held recorded multiple state titles at a school better known for football, Springfield's Sacred Heart Griffin. The Helds are both medical professionals, working at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield. With talk of Zika concerns as well as crime and polluted waterways, they believe the Rio experience will be a positive one.

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