The 16/17 winter season update
This season has been A achievement of its self. Its a honor to mention the opportunity I had of sharing my story at the red ,white , and snow event in early march. I was presented the privilege of the guest speaker for the evening, at the event I seen new faces as well as raised funds for the national ability center!
This seasons training successfully led me to the IPC national championship in copper Colorado. While in copper I competed on my first ever boarder cross course! Although I was not classified nor racing in my correct international Paralympic classification, I felt good of my overall performance.
Later I was informed that I impressed a few of the team USA coaches. After speaking to the head coach and sharing some of my future goals, we are now looking into all requirements needed for next season's games. But before anything I will need to podium and some of the World Cup's to make the 2018 USA Paralympic team!
For this summer I am going to eat, sleep, and drink cross-training. my cross training will be heavy with building myself and body. My summer job will be working with the national ability center a part of the universal staff helping others with disabilities! I am going to also apply for different scholarships as well as save as many funds as I personally can because next season I will require more funds to compete on the World Cup circuit.
In all in all I am just thankful to be alive. It seems as if only yesterday I was sick inpatient kid at St. Louis Children's Hospital a waiting to receive chemotherapy. As I go I am learning that I survived for a reason bigger than myself. Possibly as a role model to the kids who are still receiving chemo today , such as I was almost "yesterday"I would like to thank advance all who have sent prayers support and contributions in making my adaptive dream successful! A young adult cancer survivor Noah Elliott