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Mitchell's Klock featured in Oprah Winfrey's magazine

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Mitchell's Klock featured in Oprah Winfrey's magazine
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Mitchell's Laura Klock is featured in the September issue of Oprah Winfrey's O Magazine.

The story details Klock's role in founding the Helping with Horsepower motorcycle rebuilding program for girls at the Abbott House, a Mitchell private charity that provides residential treatment services to girls between the ages of 7 and 17.


"As a teenager, Klock found refuge from her parents' divorce in a Suzuki bike," the article says.

"'My motorcycle was always something I could control, even when everything else was out of my control,'" she says. Her bike later helped her weather a struggle with addiction.

She passed on her passion to her daughters, now 18 and 21-- who, like their mother, have set records in races at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats.

"'I used motorcycles to teach them things I couldn't have otherwise,' says Klock. 'To challenge themselves, to work as a team.' "

"Klock's daughters -- and her own troubled history -- inspired her to start the Bike Rebuild Program," the article continued.

" 'If kids can learn to repair a damaged motorcycle,' says Klock, 'maybe they can also repair their lives.' "