This week I received an invitation to be a part of the WKA US National Team to compete at the Unified World Championships in Carrara, Italy. This is a great honor and has truly blown me away. I started martial arts at the age of 4 and it was a huge part of my childhood. Looking back at my life leading up to 31 years old, martial arts have always been a positive part of my life. There have been dark times I haven't been proud of the way I was living and those dark times were always accompanied with abandoning martial arts. In 2009, I found Muay Thai and it saved my life. I have trained and worked tirelessly learning from so many great instructors on my journey and I'm truly grateful for this sport and the relationships I have made through it. I'm a regular guy who works a full time job in order to live my dream, I'm asking for your help to send my coach, Sean Hinds and I to Italy to fight for the United States. Any donations or sponsorships will be greatly appreciated, I will do my best to make you all proud. If you can't donate, thank you so much for reading, I am honored to have the opportunity to represent my country and maybe show a young kid that hard work pays off.