Unstoppable Tracy aspiring Paralympian!

$9,310 of $26,000 goal

Raised by 81 people in 79 months
Thank you for your interest in my funding dilemma. It couldn't have come at a more appropriate moment. All the positive attitude, perseverance and resourcefulness have led me to our friendship as I get ready for the OCRs as an aspiring paralympian.
Despite being born a 4 way amputee I have climbed mountains in Nepal, captained 110 foot tall ships in the Eastern Atlantic and bronze medalist as a paralympian athlete in alpine [that's downhill] skiing.
May 2012 luckily started people noticing me in sailing when accomplished a gold at the Lake Ontario Racing Council (LORC) OPEN ABYC Regatta for 2012. This led to competing in world cup regattas across North America embarking on a Paralympic Sailing Campaign for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil!
My educational background includes earning my Honours Degree in Recreational and Leisure Studies, a B.Ed. with an Integrated Arts specialty, and a Master's in Business Administration from the Rotman School of Business University of Toronto. Professionally I create programs and develop leadership skills in business leaders and front line staff.
January 2013, I was nominated 'Full Card Alternate' in the Paralympic Class by Ontario Sailing under the 2012-2013 Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by Ontario Sailing. The Canadian Sailing Team have also invited me to their training camps here in Florida in March.
As a result Gold Olympian winner Magnus Liljedahl at Team Paradise, an athletic training program for sailors with disabilities, has generously extended my full scholarship to train here in Miami by two more months February and March.
The Paralympic Sailing Campaign for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil will take a lot of time, dedication, determination and money to achieve this goal. In addition to training, travel and equipment, my largest hurdle is not ability but is the $20,000 I will need for my own boat and sails to be able to be modified to my unique needs as a four way amputee.
Even before getting my own boat, my immediate need is approximately $6,000 to be able to afford rent, food etc to stay for the next two months to be able to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity Team Paradise has extended me.

Thank you for your wonderful support and encouragement already extended! Most appreciative of whatever amount you consider funding me for. I am so grateful for your offer!
Indebtedly yours,

Tracy Schmitt
As I am on the road training or at regattas most of the time the most reliable way to contact me is through http://www.unstoppabletracy.com
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Grand Door prize for only $10 ticket online at www.unstoppabletracy.com is an Earls Chef's Table Experience worth $800-$1000 dinner for six guests [ www.earls.ca]. Friends far and close please feel free to support me with a purchase of a ticket whether you can come or not would be greatly appreciated!
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Being with World Class sailors this week kinda felt like I was in Kindergarden all over again and I had many of the same lessons. For example I was told not to 'pinch' my first day and then I was told not to 'foot' my second day. [Must say I never thought 'footing' was going to be something I would do too much of.] The third day I was told I could use some well placed 'ticklers' to keep me just right. I love the life lessons of sailing more and more every day ... watch your ticklers closely they will get you farther ahead then pinching. I had an amazing week at the 2.4 Worlds thanks to many many phenomenal volunteers including an amazing rescue of a broken leg... [fake one that is.] Will you please help celebrate and/or support me in getting to the next regatta and purchase a $10 ticket entry for a prize from http://www.unstoppabletracy.com?
Tickets available online or through me!
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On Wednesday October 29 7-9pm at the Swan, pub and grill come celebrate with me in competing in the race.
Evenings Event and location details to follow soon.
Please hold the date.

Thanks for the good lucks.....
CAN 4 ready to go
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1 more day until the 2.4 open worlds. Boat passed weigh in and measurements it was an exhausting process, Thank-you to all the people who made it happen! A special thanks to Natasha. Wish me luck!
(CAN 4) my new sail number
Me, 2.4 and fixed jib boom RCYC
Natasha and me
Tweaking to measure in with Cdn Coach
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Sue Gibson
56 months ago

New year, new opportunities to support Tracy with her goals

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Sonia Sanguinetti
66 months ago

TRACY.......what a wonderful priviledge to meet & house you in my apartment in Coconut Grove during the Miami regattas. I did not know I was housing such a STAR & incredible person..until I read your bio today......words are inadequate to describe you......I will have a "BELIEVE it or NOT" party for you & Tim Ripley before you leave Coconut Grove. Love & best best best very best wishes to all of you fantastic paraolympians. !!! YOU GO GIRL

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Diane Morrell
78 months ago

Miss you, and wishing you the best in your pursuits!

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Carol Ellen
79 months ago

Go Tracy Go!!!

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$9,310 of $26,000 goal

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Created February 4, 2013
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GB
$20
Goran Bulut
26 months ago
SO
$20
Shawn Owens
33 months ago

Thank you so much for the Uber assist training videos you're an incrediblly inspirational talented and engaging speaker

MS
$50
Mike Sinclair
50 months ago

Happy Birthday Tracy!!

TC
$50
TINA CARTER/CHURCH
51 months ago

Miss you love you!!!!

LH
$40
Lisa Hughes
52 months ago

Tracy, I found a way to pay you back! Thanks again for your help.

AK
$50
Angela Kam
58 months ago
$25
Anonymous
58 months ago
$55
Anonymous
58 months ago
CH
$50
Carl HENNUM
58 months ago

Go for it !!

$200
Anonymous
58 months ago
Sue Gibson
56 months ago

New year, new opportunities to support Tracy with her goals

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Sonia Sanguinetti
66 months ago

TRACY.......what a wonderful priviledge to meet & house you in my apartment in Coconut Grove during the Miami regattas. I did not know I was housing such a STAR & incredible person..until I read your bio today......words are inadequate to describe you......I will have a "BELIEVE it or NOT" party for you & Tim Ripley before you leave Coconut Grove. Love & best best best very best wishes to all of you fantastic paraolympians. !!! YOU GO GIRL

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Diane Morrell
78 months ago

Miss you, and wishing you the best in your pursuits!

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Carol Ellen
79 months ago

Go Tracy Go!!!

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