Kristi Yamaguchi was born from Japanese parents that were in "temporary camps", but they raised Kristi and her siblings as normal Americans and they didn't even learn to speak Japanese, but they were given middle names that were Japanese and they would celebrate both Japanese and American traditions, customs, and holidays. When Kristi was born, she was born with club feet, which is where your feet can be twisted into an odd position. Kristi wore braces on her legs to get them to straighten, although it was painful, her feet were normal and straight at the end. When Kristi was little, she went to her first skating show. After Kristi saw this show she knew that that was what her dream was going to be, to skate. Kristi would have to wake up at 3 A.M. And start training at 5 A.M. Everyday and she would have to quit school to really get far in her career.