Wounded Warrior for Paralympics Cycling

Hi,
 
     I am a Wounded Veteran and a Challenged Athlete Competitor who has a passion for cycling.  I ride a Recumbent Trike and training for an Upright Trike for the Paralympics and/or UCI qualifications for 2021.
     It is my hopes and dreams, even with my disability, to be able to compete for my country as an Adaptive Cyclist but the Official Cycling  Committees for Adaptive Cyclist has different Standards and Classifications and in order for me to participate, I must be Classified as an accepted athlete by Committee Officials with the appropriate equipment.
    The appropriate equipment, an Upright Trike, which is too expensive for me to obtain, is a vital equipment that will cost as little as $3000 or 2000 British Pounds and I have only found a recommended manufacturer available in the UK and are only made to order.     On an off-season, I’m typically cycling for several non-profit organizations whether it is to benefit other wounded veterans through Wounded Warrior Project, Independence Fund, and Challenged Athletes Foundation or for other causes such as Cancer Research Institute or supporting Breast Cancer Foundation.
     Even with Covid-19, classification races and trials are being held all across the U.S but until I show up with the right equipment, my hopes for being considered will not be observed.  I know that my requested fund is lower that what I need however, any amount will be used towards a funding the right equipment.  The Upright Trike are made once ordered and can take between  2-4 months to complete.
     It is my hope to get classified as early as May 2021 and without proper equipment, I am not able to compete or be Classified, and if I can’t get classified, I cannot at least try to compete.
     It will be my honor to represent you, my country, my fellow citizens, other wounded veterans, and other challenged athletes.  Your support and assistance will be greatly and whole-heartedly appreciated.

Donations

  • Cristal Parungao  
    • $30 
    • 12 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 14 d
  • Ramon Moore 
    • $100 
    • 14 d
  • Stuart Wilson 
    • $50 
    • 16 d

Organizer

Dennis Parungao 
Organizer
Palm Harbor, FL
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