When Valerie had started a school she was the biggest kid there and she also played Athletics. When Valerie was 15 her mother had passed away and she was heartbroken plus she was a hard working lady and anyone who came into her life the first person would be her mum. In 1999 she went to her first world youth championship. And she also started shot put when she was 40 wich was very amazing. She won four Diamond trophies and a Samoan one. She also had a friend called Ericka, they had been friends Since primary school. This guy was a bully to valerie so her friend stood up straight and said ’’ don’t you touch my friend’’ then she gave him a black eye. Valerie was so Lucky to have a friend like her.