Episode 8: A Little Something Extra with Elana Meyers Taylor


Just in time for the 2021 Olympics, The Little Something Extra podcast is joined by an amazing guest, Olympic bobsledder, Elana Meyers Taylor!! This week’s episode is centered around hard work and determination. Elana perfectly encapsulated both of those attributes, to be one of the best in the world at being a bobsledder and a mother! Last year, Elana gave birth to her beautiful son Nico. After learning about his Down syndrome diagnosis, she immediately became an advocate and has begun using her son as motivation to work harder every day! Hear what fuels Elana’s determination and inspiration, her perspective about keeping a positive outlook on life, and much more on this episode of A Little Something Extra!! 


  1. Mrs. Willoughby on February 4, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    OMG Please send this message to Elana and her husband and her sweet baby boy. Do not give up stay on the straight and narrow put in gods hands as he is always. He is there around you by you the side of you under you. I also am a mother of a special need son. Some gave up on my son and said i would not be able to do anything if i chose to keep him. But i did do plenty and that was lots of love and positivity. and showing him the world as best as he can see and feel . You guys are going even further and showing how strong a parent you both are and sharing the most amazing time and memories. So i also other family member who also has a son really a twin to yours and doing fine at age in the fourties. thriving and happy as your beautiful boy will. take care of yourself build your health up you will be there getting that medal , i especially keeping with my big family and relatives in our rosaries and prayers up in the air so you will feel the faith. go get yyour medal for the special baby as well as us mothers who are routing for you all. godbless your husband for standing by your side ! I will be watching closely with my son who loves the Olympics and now even more. GO USA!! But expecially THE BOB TEAM!! MRS ELANA MEYERS!!!!!!!!!!! I am a private person but had to reach out to you. I trust this is for Mrs taylor to read since have no other way to get to her. so please donot share or use my information for any purpose only to foward to her . thank you

  2. Mrs willoughby on February 5, 2022 at 12:13 am

    By the way GIGI just saw your sight more omg you go girl to. Godbless you and you and your family Prosper beyound and more to the stars. excellent sight. Will share your sight with other moms like us.

  3. Marie R Cepeda on February 18, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    My family and I were watching what we could to cheer Elana on just because she was representing a great country. As we were learning who she is, she was becoming even more admirable fir being a mother and still working so hard. But now, I just learned she has a precious child with needs beyond special. She makes me feel proud of having my son with similar needs but most of all makes she makes me feel more proud of being a mom and still aim for dreams even if they are not Olympic size. We hope to meet Elana and her family someday to say thank you in person. Blessings to her and her family.

  4. Gail on February 18, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Love the talk with Elana. I agree with you when it comes to the difference not having a prenatal diagnosis allowing you to see your child first as a whole before you start trying to imagine what the diagnosis means. However, please keep your religious beliefs and anti-choice opinions to yourself. Women need to have the power to decide what they want for themselves and their families.

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