Andrew Haraghey Paralympic Goal

$1,675 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 46 months
Hello, my name is Andrew Haraghey, and I am an alpine ski racer training to make the U.S. Paralympic Ski team. At six months old, I came down with viral encephalitis which is when I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy in my lower extremities.  This means that I have severe muscle tension from the waist down, which makes daily tasks difficult.
Although my cerebral palsy does affect my daily life and my gait, skiing allows me to surpass that. I got started skiing at seven years old, and have been improving ever since. It has put me on a level playing with people who do not have a physical disability. 
I started ski racing four years ago, and have been steadily making gains to the point where I am now ranked between fifth and seventh in the nation in all five of my events, with a bronze finish in slalom at U.S. nationals this past season. 
Your donation will be a big help to my upcoming season, and would allow me to be able to achieve my goal of making the U.S. Paralympic ski team. It would allow me to compete and train on the same caliber as the U.S. team athletes. Additionally, it would make attending all the races necessary to rank higher and make the U.S. team, and to be able to afford new equipment as required by the International Paralympic Comitee.
When you donate, you are not only helping me, but also helping to inspire many other individuals with a disability. You are helping me to show that there is more to life with disability. My future and current success is an example of pushing forward, and the only way that I can continue successfully is with your help. The doctors told my parents I may never walk, and look at what I have done with effort and dedication.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and make a donation to help me succeed.
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Great news! I will be competing in World Cup finals in Aspen, Colorado at the end of Febuary. This means that my season has just gotten much more expensive. Any help that you can contribute to helping me achieve my goals, and compete in these upcoming world cups is greatly appreciated!
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Getting ready for the upcoming season, that means new expenses in order to be able to compete at a professional level. Anything that you can contribute is appreciated!
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If you would like more information or to see a photo gallery, you can visit my website at andrewraces.com
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$1,675 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 46 months
Created November 30, 2014
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SP
$10
Stephen Palm
6 months ago

Best of luck in S Korea !

JC
$100
Janet Connolly
6 months ago

All of Hospital for Special Care joins me in wishing you only the very best experience you can have. We are all so very proud of you and share in the excitement!

NB
$100
Nancy J. Bazanchuk
6 months ago

I am so very PROUD of you, Andrew. I will be sending you positive energy and look forward to watching you on TV or Online! Look forward to hearing all about your Paralympic experience! Good Luck!

CA
$25
Charles Asselin
8 months ago

Keep skiing and inspiring!

LG
$100
Larry Geller
9 months ago

Good luck Andrew. Larry & Nancy

AL
$75
Ann LoVoi
12 months ago

Good luck, Andrew!

RK
$100
Robert Killian
13 months ago

Go Andrew!

JG
$100
Jim Gutshall
13 months ago

Have fun

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