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Send Steve to Battle of Nations

$3,685 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 27 people in 10 months
Created March 27, 2018
I'm Steve Pearson.  A 27 year old man who also happens to be an amputee with big dreams and ambitious goals.   3 years ago I joined The Company of the White Wolf, a Medieval Combat Club here in the Yukon, where I have learned the art of German fencing techniques, and  have competed in the Yukon and Montreal for duel categories in Longsword, Sword and Shield, and Sword and Buckler.  I have led training classes for the club with new and veteran members, as well as advancing my own training with my comrades and my mentor Jose Martinez.    Fighting for Team Canada at the IMCF World Championships; www.medieval-combat.net, in Scotland at Scone Palace May 10th to 13th.  This is a competition where the world's best Historical Medieval fighters come to compete for their countries and battle it out in the lists.  My goal and dream is to step foot on the world stage at this prestigious event and fight for my country and territory.  Not only did I qualify to fight on the International stage for Canada, but I would be one of the few, if not the only, amputee to ever make it this far.  With your support, I would be able to travel to and from Scotland, pay for room and board as well as transportation while over there.  Going to the IMCF World Championship and competing against some of the best Historical Medieval Combat fighters in the world would not only achieve the goal I had set in my mind, but it would also go a long way in inspiring those who live with a disability that no bar is too high and that nothing is impossible.  What a journey!  7 years ago I had my right leg amputated due to a medical mishap.  From that day forward I have had to relearn many of the things that I had previously done with ease and taken for granted, such as walking, running, balance, climbing stairs and all sorts of other normal tasks that are effected.  I've had to really channel my perseverance and have made a commitment to myself that I will face down challenges and pursue my goals with tenacity.  I have learned that life does not stop, so why should I.  7 years later, I have pushed and challenged myself in a diverse number of arenas.  I have hiked to the top of mountains, and go paddle boarding with my dog Lexi.  Dirt biking, snowmobiling,  hunting expeditions, and bush crafting are some of my passions, all taking place in the extreme, untouched wilderness of the Yukon back country.  I have had to re-establish what my limits are because I no longer knew them.  I just knew that if someone else could do it, why couldn't I.  I tremendously appreciate any donations you are able to give, as well as you sharing my story with others as funds need to be raised with some urgency.  The deadline to IMCF Championships is short with the competition taking place May 10th to 13th, so the bulk of contributions will need to be in by the end of April.  I want to extend my gratitude to you for all contributions, shares and likes as this will help me achieve my goals.  The experience of going to the World Championships will allow me to  further my skill and knowledge in the sport so that I can bring it home and pass it on through training with other members of our club.   Please check out the links and have a look at the Company of the White Wolf facebook page. The links below are from a CBC article about the White Wolves, our plans for the upcoming World Championships and features Steve Pearson and some of our other members. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/medieval-combat-in-yukon-1.4601062 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1682084855219785&id=707262649368682 I Sincerely Thank You, Steve Pearson
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Update 6
Posted by Aurora Bicudo
9 months ago
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We have exceeded our goal of getting Steve over seas to fight at the World Championships. He will be representing Canada in Scotland in the longsword duel category. We extend our thanks, appreciation and love to everyone who has helped us meet this amazing goal. We will post footage of Steve fighting in Scotland for all of you to watch and enjoy.
Much appreciation!!
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Update 5
Posted by Aurora Bicudo
9 months ago
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We have crossed over the half way mark in our gofundme campaign to send Steve to fight for team Canada.
Just some updates that have been made to the campaign story and to keep all of our generous supporters in the loop!
1. Although Steve clinched a spot to fight longsword in Italy at Battle of Nations he will be unable to attend this event do to unforseen circumstances, BUT don't fear! He has also clinched a longsword spot in Scotland for the IMCF World Championships!
2. We have crossed over the half way mark in our fundraising campaign. Steve has booked his flight rickets to Scotland and will be representing Canada in the IMCF World Championships.
3. Steve will be having a short interview on our local radio station, CKRW the Rush 96.1fm, also available to stream online, airing Thursday, April 12th between 6-9 a.m. Pacific time. CKRW the Rush will also be posting a media story on their webpage www.ckrw.com
4. We are still asking for support and donation to complete our fundraising goals to secure nd ease the cosrs of accommodation and transport for Steve once he's over in Scotland.
Thank you everyone for your ongoing support, donations and shares! Please continue to share our campaign on your media platforms and spreading Steve's story.

Much love and appreciation,
Aurora
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Update 4
Posted by Aurora Bicudo
9 months ago
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New video of our man Steve! Check out the link, donate where you can and share on your media platfirms. We are getting closer to our goal of sending Steve to the World Championships!

https://www.facebook.com/steven.pearson.921/posts/10160294701390581
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Update 3
Posted by Aurora Bicudo
9 months ago
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Raised by 27 people in 10 months
Created March 27, 2018
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