Help Me Achieve My Dreams of Going to Nationals

Hoping to raise money enough money to go to Nationals this year in Powerlifting. It has been a dream of mine to compete at this level and show my friends and family what this truly means to me.  Unfortunately times have been tight this winter financially, I am 25year old father and have a beautiful 3year old boy who has shown me what it truly means to be a fighter. He was born a micro-preemie at 25weeks old weighing 1lb 5oz. and from Day 1 he has been my miracle. I took up powerlifting when he was born as a way to cope with the stresses of his unexpected and worrying birth.

Every day for 100days in the NICU that little man showed me what the value of life really means and that we should not waste it. So I got completely Sober, no weed, no alcohol, no anything...I wanted to be the best version of myself I possibly could for my Son. Weightlifting and fitness became a stronger influence in my life during that time and there was also a part of me that wanted to show my son his father was strong too. My son has motivated me beyond belief to be a better person, and this competition is a physical representation of the hard work we have BOTH put in to never giving up. I have even gone back to school this year to be a Certified Personal Trainer because of the passion that has been instilled in me and the drive of being able to better provide for my son. 

The USPA Nationals this year are in Columbus, Ohio from June 27th-30th. I live In Oregon with my son and the plane tickets alone for each of us are close to $500 roundtrip. Registration fees for Nationals are close to $200 and Hotel Rooms for 2 nights would be close to $250. The longer I wait to buy these, unfortunately the more the prices will go up.

To be honest I have idea if this will work, but It would mean the world to me and my family. I know its not a medical bill or emergency, but every dollar received makes the dream that much more a reality and I would be forever grateful for you guys. If there's any questions you guys have please feel free to ask...
      with much love
                       Killian Hackett
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Killian Hackett 
The Dalles, OR
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