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Toby achieved one of his life's dreams as he skied his way to glory with a bronze medal at the 2006 Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. Little did he know his success would bring more good news.

Toby's new international status catapulted him into the worldwide spotlight, particularly in his native South Korea. Toby says people there began to come out of the woodwork claiming to be his biological parents and blood relatives.

Before a scheduled trip to South Korea as an honorary ambassador, Toby submitted DNA samples to confirm whether anyone who came forward was really related to him. "I didn't want to show up at the airport and have 50 people show up at the airport and say, 'Hey, I'm related to you,'" he says.

Just two days before his trip, Toby got surprising news. "Someone told me that, 'We have found your biological father,'" he says. "I believe my heart stopped."
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Published on March 27, 2007

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