This last January, I moved to Utah to train full time with the team. Being only one of two girls on the team, I spent most of my time trying to keep up with the boys. By the end of the season, I would say that I had gotten pretty good at it. In April, I competed in the Canadian ParaSnowboard World Cup. It was easily the most challenging and technical boarder-cross course I've ever been on. To top it all off, I was sick as a dog and could barely keep my food down long enough to run the course. I still managed to come in third though, which put my world ranking for this season at fourth place.
Making the podium at the World Cups is amazing, and I'm extremely proud of my accomplishments, but I've had my eyes set on even greater things ever since the International Paralympic Committee announced the inclusion of ParaSnowboarding in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
I would have never made it this far without support from family, friends, and people I've met along the way. Once again, I need everyone's help to make my dreams come true. My journey to the 2014 Winter Games won't be an easy or cheap one, and I will need all of the help and support that I can get.
I have several goals to meet in preparation for the coming season.
A New prosthetic knee and liners: $7,500
Training Expenses: $5,000
Competition Travel and Expenses: $10,500
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