Grappler's Heart Trip
$860 of $1,500 goal
I lost both my legs below the knees and the fingers of my left hand (and I'm left handed!) in November of 2010 from a MRSA infection.
Since losing my limbs I have used Gracie Jiu Jitsu to rehab myself, and share the grappling sport with other individuals with limb loss.
in 2014 I was invited along with my friend and trainer Eric Myers to coach grappling to limb-different kids at the NubAbility All Sports Camp in Illinois, and it was a life changing experience for me.
Not long after NubAbility I was contacted by fightmedicine.net to compete in an all-new concept grappling tournament - Grappler's Heart.
The Grappler's Heart tournamnet is a jiu-jitsu/grappling tournamnet for physically challenged athletes to compete against and challenge one another, and will be held at the legendary Renzo Gracie's acadamy in Brooklyn, NY in April, 2015.
I have the will to compete, but I need a bit of help getting there! Help myself and my coach Eric get to Grappler's Heart, where I will be competeing against some of the top limb different and physically challenged grapplers in the country!
Any funds from left over from this GoFundMe after making it to NYC and back will be used towards Eric and my NubAbility Camp 2015 coaching expenses.
Thank you all!
B Neil Brown
Again, thank you all, I could not have done it without you!
We are not quite where we need to be yet, so if you haven't donated, please consider it! Every little bit helps.
Please share this post around so I can represent both the amputee community and Pedro Sauer Jiu-Jitsu at Grappler's Heart!
Thanks to all who are helping me get there! Every little bit helps, so please like and share!