My nephew Andrew,. above, competing recently in Park City Utah
My nephew, Andrew Haraghey, continues his quest to qualify for the Paralympics to be held in 2018 in South Korea in the Alpine Downhill racing category. Andrew did just qualify for the World Cup races next month in Aspen , Colorado
Andrew developed Cerebral Palsy shortly after his birth. Despite his diagnosis, Andrew has worked to overcome his challenge and is an amazing skier and inspiration to many.
Andrew's quest does not come without a price tag. The expenses for travel, training and equipment, as well as entrance fees for events, can add up. A portion of those costs have been defrayed by a Children's book my sister Sheryl wrote about her son Andrew. The book was also illustrated by my sister and it has been well received, the second printing of the book came out last week. You can find out more at ":Andrew can Ski... Even with CP" check it out here http://andrewcanski.com/
The Enfield Elks is going to help again with a Pasta dinner & dance fundraiser to help Andrew's efforts. Save the date... May 14. More on this as details are developed.
You can find out more about Andrew and his quest at http://andrewraces.com/ a link to his "go fund me" page is there also, or click here https://www.gofundme.com/andrewraces
UPDATE: From Andrew's Facebook page this afternoon;
I just wanted to update everyone on the happenings so far, as I haven't posted in a while. I've been plenty busy, with competing in Canada in November, resulting in qualifying for World Cups in Speed events while achieving a 3.7 GPA at Westminster College for the fall semester. I then went on to compete in races throughout North America, where I ended up earning a silver medal in both the Super G, and Slalom at Whiteface resort. Through all my hard work, and the support of everyone around me, I have qualified for the World Cup Speed events in Aspen, Colorado later this month, as well as being wild carded into the World Cup tech event at Aspen as well.