Andrew's Journey to the Paralympics

$4,475 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 31 months
I am Andrew Genge and snowboarding has been my life. I grew up on the slopes at the age of 2 with my father in tow. My deceased best friend and I switched the two planks to a board at the age of 10 and I never looked back. As most of you know, I had a severe traumatic stroke on May 14, 2004 playing rugby for my highschool team. I tackled a 300 pound adolescent which went horribly wrong. The tackle shattered my face between his hip and the ground. My fractured jaw bone sheered the carotid artery, causing a 12 cm blood clot to form and travel up into my brain. Immediately after my long recovery, I hopped back on my board and I fell in love again. Without the accident occuring, I couldn't be here training for the national team and hopefully the Paralympics. That is where I need your help. To train for the Paralympics, my schedule this year is to train/compete in Chilie, Yukon, Europe, Korea (test event), Big White Kelowna each costing around $5000. The money will used for traveling, healthy food, accomodation, lift tickets (out of country), equipment and supplies. I am in school taking nursing with no income and little personal funds. That is why I need your help. I'll be in deep appreciation with all of your support in donating to my cause.  Without your help, I'll be severely restricted and have to use my emergency funds for food, accomodation, and lift tickets for my trip to Chilie in August and no chance in going to Korea. If you help me reach my goal, I will be ever grateful for allowing me to continue my dream of training/competeing and winning a gold medal at the 2018 Pyeong Chang Paralympics in Korea.
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Here it is Ladies and Gents! After a long overdue time I finally made my fundraising video. I was a hand length away from going into the 1st & 2nd place final (Big Final) and I fell on my 3rd & 4th place final (small final) so I came out of my last World Cup race with a solid 4th place. Check out my vid!

Also, a new fundraising site will be up hopefully before Christmas (I have to cut half of my video out) so hold tight!!
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Hey Everyone! Thank you so so so much for supporting me as I had a very successful season with a Bronze medal in the 2nd World Cup of the season in Lake Tahoe and a 4th place in Pyeong Chang South Korea where the Paralympics are going to be held next year! I am now in a training camp coming to you from Banff, Alberta from Sunshine Mountain and I feel that the stokage is high and I am progressing well for the Paralympics next season! This is a big upcoming season as the Paralympics are less than a year away and everyone is fine tuning their skills to be the best they can be! I am going to be adding another professional site called pursu.it with TONNES of givebacks from $20 donations all the way up to $3k donations, and videos as I progress along the way to the Paralympics! Stay tuned!
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Thank you all for getting me to Chile! All of you have helped greatly. I have learned a lot about my riding. Next, Europe! But I have to get sponsors. Any ideas?
In the Andes Mountains El Colorado, Chile
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I am shocked at what you've given so far and that is $1725! $1725 in 3 days!!! That is huge!! Thank you all for continuing to support me in my Road to the Paralympics! If I can keep this going I'll reach my goal of $30 k in 1 1/2 months!! You won't be let down.
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Raised by 50 people in 31 months
Created July 15, 2016
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