Send Megan to the Paralympics

$3,245 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 70 people in 49 months
Megan 'pistol' Harmon   HEBER CITY, UT
Six months after losing my leg in a motorcycle accident, I was back on the snow. I may be from Alabama, but snow is no stranger to me. My Dad first took me skiing when I was 7 as part of my girl scouts program, and I was hooked! After I lost my leg I thought that I wouldn't be able to do anything, but my Dad found out about the National Ability Center in Park City, Utah. The NAC teaches people with disabilities how to ski and snowboard. Of course, I tried skiing, and honestly, it was terrifying! I switched to snowboarding, and it was exhilarating! For the first time since my accident, I could do something just as well as other people. Regardless, I never imagined that I would be asked to join Team Utah Adaptive Snowboarding a year later.
This last January, I moved to Utah to train full time with the team. Being only one of two girls on the team, I spent most of my time trying to keep up with the boys. By the end of the season, I would say that I had gotten pretty good at it. In April, I competed in the Canadian ParaSnowboard World Cup. It was easily the most challenging and technical boarder-cross course I've ever been on. To top it all off, I was sick as a dog and could barely keep my food down long enough to run the course. I still managed to come in third though, which put my world ranking for this season at fourth place.
Making the podium at the World Cups is amazing, and I'm extremely proud of my accomplishments, but I've had my eyes set on even greater things ever since the International Paralympic Committee announced the inclusion of ParaSnowboarding in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
I would have never made it this far without support from family, friends, and people I've met along the way. Once again, I need everyone's help to make my dreams come true. My journey to the 2014 Winter Games won't be an easy or cheap one, and I will need all of the help and support that I can get.
I have several goals to meet in preparation for the coming season.
A New prosthetic knee and liners: $7,500
Training Expenses: $5,000
Competition Travel and Expenses: $10,500
Please share this with your family, friends, coworkers, organizations, and companies that might be interested in sponsoring a paralympic athlete.
Thank You,
Megan Harmon
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Update 3
48 months ago
Watching the summer Paralympic Games live on youtube is getting me so excited for the Winter Games!! Help me get there by donating as little as $1.
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Update 2
49 months ago
I'll be honest, watching the Olympic opening ceremony is a bit emotional for me. I want so badly to compete in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. That's why I started this fundraiser to help pay for my training, travel expenses, and equipment. Please, take a moment to donate as little as $1 to this girl who dreams of being a Paralympian.
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Update 1
49 months ago
Tax deductable donations may be made to the National Ability Center. Please contact me for more information.
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Rakhesh Shetty
47 months ago

Go for it Megan, Good luck. Cheers.

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Suzanne Stack
49 months ago

You go, Megan!! Amazing grace has gotten you this far, and will lead you all the way.

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$3,245 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 70 people in 49 months
Created July 25, 2012
Megan 'pistol' Harmon     Sports   HEBER CITY, UT
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$100
Karen Kendall
30 months ago

Best of luck to you Megan. Go show the world how snowboarding is done!! we will be watching. :)

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KA
$100
Kim Abplanalp
30 months ago

Go Megan!

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$100
Scott Lehr
30 months ago
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$10
Ricardo Sandovalelbea
45 months ago
DS
$10
Dan Sheppard
45 months ago

I hope I get to see you on the podium! signed a fellow IMGURIAN.

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$100
Edward Sulley
45 months ago

I'm stationed at RAF Lakenheath and they offered their facilities to the US Paralympic team for the Summer games this year! It was truly inspiring to see them training and pushing themselves everyday. Here's to wishing you luck and to keep striving for all your endeavors!

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$10
Anonymous
45 months ago
JT
$10
Jeremy Thompson
45 months ago

I'm donating 10% of what I made this week to your cause. Good luck!

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$5
Travis Sanders
45 months ago
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$150
Fredric Schuer
45 months ago

Spread hope for amputees, losing a limb is not the end. Keep fighting, keep up the awesome.

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Rakhesh Shetty
47 months ago

Go for it Megan, Good luck. Cheers.

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Suzanne Stack
49 months ago

You go, Megan!! Amazing grace has gotten you this far, and will lead you all the way.

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