Help Norris Cross the Finish Line

$1,785 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 31 people in 22 months
Norris Foster
on behalf of Norris Foster
 CRANFORD, NJ
Norris, a 19 year old with Cerebral Palsy - Spastic Diplegia, needs your help to achieve his dream of reaching the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.

Although Norris has already broken several records since joining the Navigators Paralympic Track Team in May 2016 (broke the National Records in the 200 and 800 meters at Nationals in Wisconsin - July 2016 while taking home 8 gold & 3 silver medals), he is striving for the global arena which demands added dedication, training, and the best equipment possible.
 
***Here's where we need YOUR help***

Norris is in need of Corima Carbon wheels and a roller trainer that will allow him to be able to train indoors, regardless of the weather. These additions to his daily training routine will increase his potential for success at the 2017 National Championships and the 2017 IPC National Championship.

The cost for the Corima 700 C wheels and training equipment is $4000 and the travel costs to get to Switzerland for the Olympic Trials will be just over $1,000 which is why we are aiming for our goal of $5,000.

Every donation and share of this page helps immensely.

***More on Norris***

Norris is an amazing young man with an incredible future in racing through the support of the many great fans behind him, most notably being his school Physical Therapist who's been championing Norris for almost 12 years and is now his guardian.

Watching him learn to walk with a walker only 3 short years ago, it has been a spectacular journey to see him develop and take on more ambitious interests, such as wheelchair basketball and track.
 
Norris is also excited to be attending Parkland Community College on a full scholarship and will be racing for University of Illinois this fall.

***More about the wheels***

Racing wheels are subjected to some very extreme conditions. The inclined position of the wheel creates tremendous pressure on the inner sides and the forces applied by the athletes on the push-rims requires the wheels to be strong and stiff. It's for these performance criteria that CORIMA wheels are considered the best on the market by handisport athletes.

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Please consider donating here to help this amazing young man, Norris, achieve his dream of reaching the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.
 
Thank you for your generosity, caring, and support for this incredible young man and future Olympian!
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Hi Everyone!! I'm back from the World Championships in Switzerland and off at college in Illinois. What a whirlwind!!!

I gave it everything i had in Switzerland and came home breaking the American record in the 100 meters!!!!!!! and rank # 9 in the world!!!!!! I improved all my times, 200 meters 29.03 seconds, #12 in the world and the 400 meters to 58 seconds and #14 in the world. What an amazing trip!!!

Now I'm attending Parkland Community College in Champaign Illinois and racing for University of Illinois!! I'm attending college classes and practice everyday!

I'm hoping that you all can continue to help support me and help me reach my dream of the 2020 paralympics in Tokyo!!!!

I never knew how important it is to have an education until this last year. I'm giving it everything I have to be successful.
My guardian is assisting me by paying my rent, food and for all of my books and incidentals while waiting for Department of Vocational Rehabilitation to start paying. My guardian also has two other children attending college at this time.

Please continue to help me with your donations if you are able. These funds will used towards my college education, and to pay for the rest of my wheels for my racer.

Thank you for your generosity, caring and support !!!!
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NORRIS WAS CHOSEN FOR THE UNITED STATES JUNIOR PARALYMPIC TRACK TEAM TO COMPETE IN NOTWILL SWITZERLAND IN AUGUST!!!!!

WAY TO GO NORRIS!!!!

PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT NORRIS ALONG THE WAY!!!!!!
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NORRIS WENT TO LOS ANGELES THIS WEEKEND TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PARALYMPIC TRIALS AND COMES HOME WITH FOUR SILVER MEDALS!!!!!
Miguel and Norris in Los Angeles!!!
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Raised by 31 people in 22 months
Created May 2, 2017
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kathy wiseman
18 months ago

I so admire someone who is willing to assist another become more capable. Good work Marda and Norris!

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