I was born without my left hand, but I never let that stop me. I often would try harder at things that would seem impossible for someone with one hand - not with the intention of being 'inspirational', but more because I was a punk kid who didn't like hearing 'you can't do that'.
I have been rock climbing since the age of 12. Recently I finished third at American Bouldering Series Nationals - Adaptive (against the boys!) and took first place at the US Paranationals in Atlanta, GA! That earned me a spot on the US Team to go to Spain in September to compete for my country and a world championship! I could be the first American female upper limb world champ!
I appreciate any assistance you can give with helping this dream come true. Please consider donating to keep this budding sport of competitive para climbing alive and well - and growing! I want to show others that they're not disabled - they're 'diff'abled and there's no reason they can't do anything that folks with two hands can do :)
$2000- Flight and Ground Transit
$1000 - Lodging
$800 - Board
$200 - Registration Fees
$800 - Training and supplies
Misc. fees and expenditures
Anything I raise over my goal will be shared with my team as there are approximately 15 athletes all raising funds to make thier dreams come true.
***You'll note the flavorful style of the donation awards. When I'm not climbing, I'm working on my suburban farm, and absolutely adore canning and preserves from my garden. In exchange for your generosity I hope to share some of my organic garden spoils with you!***
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