Families of U.S. Olympians face high costs when they go to see their loved ones compete, so athletes look for unique ways to try and offset the burden.

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Molly Schaus has an Olympic dream, and she hopes her family can come along.

BUFFALO, NY - Molly Schaus is living her dream and she hopes her family can come along.

Schaus is one of three goalies that is expected to make the U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team that will compete for gold in Sochi, Russia.

As for the roots part, both of Molly's parents grew up in Western New York and her two older brothers were born here, and although Molly grew up in the mid-west, she has spent plenty of time in these parts.

The U.S, Women's Olympic Hockey team is selling t-shirts to help with the costs associated with travel expenses for the player's families.

The opportunity to help can be found at the Sochi Family Fund there you will find a link to donate to the women's team as well as the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team

Watch Molly's story in the viewer above.