Hey Family, Friends and Fans! I could hardly sleep last night I'm so excited! Many have asked if they can still donate to my cause, the answer is yes! If you are interested, here is my Go Fund Me page. Some have voiced concerns about the small percentage that Go Fund Me takes for processing fees. This is understandable, but please know that Greg Smith, one of the GoFundMe founders, has donated $1000. Hope this may alleviate your concerns. Thank you all! March 14th is race day, should be broadcast on NBC!
Hello all! I hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving! I'm extremely grateful for you all and the tremendous amount of support you have given me! I've been back in the states for about a week after a tough trip to the Netherlands for a Euro Cup and first World Cup of the season. I struggled with the course and the conditions and the competition was top notch. I'm honored to race with such talented athletes. I took 14th in the Euro Cup but raced much better the second day and finished 7th in the World Cup. There were nearly 30 other men, some of the best in the world competing. I learned a lot and have a renewed motivation and focus for my training. I expect much better results in the months to come leading up to Sochi. Thank you all again for your support!
Wow! Almost there!!! I'm so impressed and grateful for so much support!! I'm off to the Netherlands on Saturday for the first World Cup of the season! Been training hard in Colorado and feeling prepared!
Big THANK YOU, to all who have donated and shared!!!!! I'm truly honored and inspired by your support!
Bronze in slalom and giant slalom at USASA Rockie Mountain Series, Copper Mtn
Bronze in Slalom and Giant Slalom!
Good morning friends and family!!! Happy Veterans' Day!!! I'm honored to be one and thankful to all those who have served our country in our armed forces. I had the pleasure of racing yesterday on the USMC Birthday, took two bronze medals, one in slalom and another in giant slalom, couldn't do it without the support of so many! Thank You!
Finally arrived in Breckenridge, it was a very long drive up from Tx! And took a lot of gas....
Good morning friends!! Loading up the truck and hauling my house on wheels up to the high Rockies...
Another friendly reminder, almost there!!! Headed back up north in the morning for a few weeks of training in Colorado, then off to the Netherlands for the first race of the season!
Good evening friends!! A friendly reminder, I'm making big moves in the right direction! Many of you have shared my link and I'm very grateful! Please remember, even the smallest donations add up.
WoW! Thank you all! Over 40% of the way there!
Good morning dear friends! The drive is still on and I still need your help.
Here is the 2013-2014 season schedule.
This season's race schedule
Three weeks from a major competition in the Netherlands, and the big move back north from Texas. I NEED YOU! A $5 donation from each of you will get me there, together we make big things happen.
Good Morning! Over 30% of the way there!! Thank you all who have shared my page and special thanks to those who have donated! Up early to get my workout on!!!
Almost 20% there! Thank you all!! Here's some fun figures:
Race boards: $650 each, got two in the bag, need two more..
Race Tuning for boards: $300
Travel costs for this years training camps at Mt. Hood and Colorado springs : $2000
Hotels during travel to/from last training camp in Austria: $400
Food while training in Austria: $300
Excess Baggage fees (when you have three sets of braces, snowboards and other adaptive equipment, extra baggage is needed...): $500
I have some sponsorship that helps out with many other expenses, these are just some to help give you an idea of the expense associated with this level of competition.
Thank you for the early and strong show of support! Let's keep the momentum! Every bit is a part of the whole, a brick in the road to Sochi!!!
You all are dream makers!!! 10% of my goal in less than twelve hours!!!! You have no idea how much stress this relieves me of, I'm standing on the shoulders of giants reaching for the clouds !!!!
Y'all rock!!!!!! Almost there! $95 short ;)
Hoping to hit $500 tonight, 10% of my goal. Let's do this! I need your help. Semper Fi
After a road side bomb (IED) was detonated by the enemy beneath my vehicle while assigned to 3rd Battalion 6th Marines in Helmand Afghanistan as a Hospital Corpsman (combat medic), I nearly lost my legs below the knee. After three years of limb salvage and the help of a newly developed set of braces, I have achieved excellence in my sport, Boardercross. On a snowboard we race down a course littered with obstacles, banked turns and jumps. In January, I was nominated to the inaugural US National Para-Snowboard Team and am currently training and competing for a spot on the US Paralympic Team that will represent our country, the USA, in the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. Please help me achieve this dream! I cannot do it without your help. My injuries and commitment to training and competing make it overwhelmingly difficult to hold a regular job; the cost of this endeavor is significant. No donation is too small and all funds will be used to further myself in this discipline. Thank You!