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Jillian USA Canoe Kayak

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Raised by 62 people in 12 months
Hi my name is Jillian Elwart. I am a mother, a prosthetist for Shiner's hospital and an amputee athlete.
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I compete in paracanoe/kayak sprint, a fast paced head to head event to see who is the best on the water. I have been working very hard and now have the opportunity to travel and race with the USA National team.  

I will be competing at 3 events this summer and need your help to make training sessions, arrange travel logistics and purchase equipment. I will be racing kayak and canoe at National's in Oklahoma City, OK, at World's in Portugal, and at PanAmerican Games in Nova Scotia, CA. These competitions start in August so donations are greatly appreciated.

All monies collected will go towards expenses incured during the 2018 race season. Wish me luck because if I do well I could be officially added to the USA National Team! 
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Hello Friends, Family and #belikejillian support team! Race season is right around the corner for Team USA Paracanoe. And that means training season is here!!

I have been invited by the ACA to take part in a training program for National team competitors. I am currently doing a funding drive to cover travel costs and loss of income while I'm at the camp. My goal is to raise $2000 by the end of March and there are a few ways you can help.

First, donate to my gofundme page, for every $10 your name will go into a drawing to be held at Flyway Brewing in NLR on Friday March 22nd during the #belikejillian Happy Hour Benefit.

Second, join me at Flyway on Friday at March 22nd from 6-8pm at the Happy Hour benefit, for every pint of Bluewing sold Flyway will donate to my training fund and you can make $10 donations to get your name in the drawing as well.

Third, Arkansas Brews Cruise has offered a Benefit Brews Cruise that same night that will end during the Happy Hour at Flyway. 50% of tickets sales from this 3 Brewery Benefit Tour will go to my training fund.

Please show your support for my training fund by making a donation to my gofundme, joining me for the Happy Hour Benefit at Flyway or by grabbing tickets to the Brews Cruise! Also please share this event with your entire network.

Thanks for all your love and support, thanks for letting me #belikejillian
Cheers, Jillian
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Hello All!! What an amazing adventure this has become, and in part to your generosity and support. I can not thank each of you enough for your support and belief in me.

For those of you that I do not have direct connection with, or those of you that do not follow me on Facebook/Instagram (Which you should!!) Here's a quick update on #belikeJillian.

I was invited to train with the USA Parabobsled team at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center. I spent almost a week learning the sport and meeting some fantastic Para Athletes. This opened the door to traveling to Oberhof Germany with the team and meeting ParaSledders from around the world. (Not to mention sliding on a new track!!)

Now it is time to transition back to kayak!! I have been invited, as 1 of 5 athletes, to attend a training camp at Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center. March 27 to April 7, 2019.

https://trainatchulavista.com

This is another once in a life time opportunity. The camp is funded, however, I am responsible for my transportation to to the center. Also, with time taken from work to attend events/training, I am out of PTO. The hospital is very understanding with approving my time away, but I have to compensate my income on as my PTO pool is empty.

I have several USA Kayak events lined up this summer.

March 27-April 7 Chula Vista
April 12-13 Time Trials in OKC
May 23-26 World Cups, Pozan Polan
July 6-7 PanAmericans Sao Paulo, Brazil
Aug 7-10 USA Nationals, Gainesville GA
Aug 21-24 World Cups, Szeged Hungary.

Again, I am humbled by all the support and kind words!! I hope to keep this journey pushing forward to the next level!!

Instagram @ Jillian Elwart
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Hey guys!! Quick update! World Championship was great! I made it to the semi-finals in kayak and placed 6th in canoe!! The canoe race was my third race for the day, needless to say I was pretty tried. I learned a lot and made some great contacts to help further my athletic endeavors. I am back home and training for Pan American's. I leave for Nova Scotia Sept. 9th. I was selected to be a part of a developing athlete program. That means I'll get 2 days of training with the coaches from Brazil and Canada. Thank you all again for your support as I represent the USA!!
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Hey everybody!

I had a great experience at the ACA National Championships in Oklahoma City. I even found my way onto the podium 6 times. I finished in 3rd place i the Women's 500 and 200 meter para K1 sprint. I also teamed with able bodied competitors for the bronze medal in the 500 meter K4 kayak sprint. Teamed up again with fellow para athlete Nik Miller to take home silver against a field of able body competitors in the 500 meter K2. And captured the gold in both the 500 and 200 meter Women's para V1, making me the fastest female para canoeist in the country. I really appreciate the opportunity to paddle with some of the best paddlers in our country.

Thanks to your generous donations and support I am currently packing bags and getting ready to fly out to the World Championships in Portugal as a member of the US National Team! We are well on our way to making our fundraising goal, please continue to share my story with all of your friends and family. With your continued support I can continue to train hard and represent all of you well.

Thank you so much!
#teamjillian #teamsabretooth #fingerguns #belikejillian #paraathlete #paracanoe #worldchampionships #tokyo2020
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