Best of the Best Championship

Hi! My name is Maree Aliz Dominique Pulanco. Nikki to my close friends. I've been in taekwondo since I was 7 as my after school activity and I've grown to love and be passionate about it. At 15, I've been to numerous state & regional championships bagging mostly gold medals. I won my first national championship in Orlando, Florida when I was 10 and became a member of the US JUNIOR PREPARATION TEAM in 2012 when I won the nationals in Dallas, Texas. I've competed at the US OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS winning silver on my first try and a couple golds thereafter.  2013, I took a hiatus from taekwondo because I had a right foot operation due to injury. This did not stop me from following my Olympic dream so January this year, I competed for team trials in Colorado Springs, Colorado and finished 3rd. Not bad, fresh from injury. Then at the , 2014 US OPEN held in Las Vegas, Nevada I got bronze.
Early this year, I went home to my birth country, the Philippines, and competed at  one of their bigger events, Carlos Palanca Jr taekwondo championship and won bronze! I also received a couple of taekwondo college scholarship because of my performance. I once said when I was younger that "someday, I'm going to the Olympics." I have not stopped reaching my dream.
Last July 7, 2015 in Austin, Texas, I faced another hurdle and became the NATIONAL CHAMPION, Junior -42kg division and at the same time made NATIONAL TEAM! This coming July 4-7 I will be competing at the. AAU Nationals in Fort Lauderdale Florida  for a chance to be qualified at the TEAM TRIALS to be held sometime in September. From Florida, I will be flying to Richmond, Virginia for the USAT Nationals for a chance to compete also for another team trials to be held at the Olympic training center in Colorado Springs sometime in August. , I will be training at the Olympic training center in Colorado Springs,  All these, however, are my sole expense including flights, hotel and other living expenses. I am reaching out to you to help me make my life long dream a reality. Any amount is greatly appreciated and May the Heavenly Father shower you with more blessings because of your generosity! Thank you all so much
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Nally Donna Pulanco 
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