At this point, professional beach volleyball player April Ross has acquired quite the accessories collection, having amassed Olympic medals in every hue. But there’s one neckpiece that might mean even more than all the gold, silver and bronze in the world: A Tiffany open heart pendant mom Margie Ross gifted her while she was in high school.

Having lost her mother to metastatic breast cancer when she was a 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Southern California, “It’s definitely a keepsake to me,” the Olympian shared in an interview with E! News. “It was such a nice gift and so special.” Read More