Vote for Megan: Olympian, Army reservist from Roxbury vies for Jetset cover

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A Team USA athlete and member of the United States Army Reserve is counting on people’s online votes to help her land the cover of Jetset Magazine.

Megan Henry, 31, of Roxbury, has been a skeleton athlete for Team USA for five years and is now racing toward the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.

She also joined the Army Reserve after graduating from college.

“I really liked the team aspect and the challenge…The physical and mental challenge to that,” she told News 12.

Over the years, she's overcome challenges she never expected, including being diagnosed with blood clots in 2012.

“I started taking the birth control NuvaRing and I noticed that I was having difficulty breathing at first,” she says. “…[It] progressed to being really bad where I couldn't hold a conversation with somebody. It was really, really scary.”

Henry was hospitalized and put on blood thinners. She went from training six days a week to being told she could walk for just 10 minutes a day.

However, she says she has been “really fortunate” to pursue her dreams and to be able to share her story.

Henry says she signed up for the Miss Jetset contest to have a chance to expose herself to the travel magazine's international audience. If she makes it past the next round, she will be in the semifinals.

Along with a cover photo, the winner gets $50,000. Voting ends on April 2.

 

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