Trip To The Karate Nationals!

Hi, my name is Stasia (Anastasia) Hayes and I am 28 years old. I’ve been practicing Karate Shotokan for 20 years and I am a 3rd degree black belt. In 2017, Karate became an Olympic sport, which means that the dream of so many Martial Artists, including me, could become true. My dream is a bit different though, I want to be a part of the USA Paralympic Team! There are five main categories of disabilities represented at the Paralympics, one of the categories relates to vision impairment or blindness. Being blind in one eye and losing a significant amount of vision in the other eye makes me a perfect candidate for a spot on the team! Of course, that is not all that’s required. Hard work in the Dojo, dedication, commitment and lots of practice is what could take me there. To be able to be a part of the USA team I must compete at the Nationals. This year, the Karate National Championship, will be in July, in Rino, NV. Unfortunately, a trip to the Nationals is usually very expensive (plain ticket, hotel room, competition fees) since the tournament is 4 days long. To possibly being a part of the Karate history is something I ,definitely, didn’t expect to happen in my career as a Martial Artist, something I didn’t expect to happen to me, at all. I don’t know where this journey is going to take me, but I’m willing to work hard and do everything that’s in my power to get there. One thing I know for sure, I would very much regret not making an effort and let this opportunity slip through my fingers without even trying. I created this campaign to share my journey with you. More people, more power! Thank you for taking a minute to check out my campaign. I, very much, appreciate your willingness to help! Each and every donation would mean so much to me! Thank you!

Donations

  • Marian Hunt 
    • $200 
    • 24 mos
  • Tatiana Josan  
    • $40 
    • 24 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 
    • 24 mos
  • April Camp 
    • $50 
    • 25 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 25 mos
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Organizer

Anastasia L Hayes 
Organizer
Greenwood, IN
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