Never Give Up, Never
Rachelle after training.
is my goal to someday compete at the Paralympics as a member of the U.S. Paralympic Track Team. I have spent years training
and competing in both disability and able-bodied meets to achieve this goal. It has often been very difficult to be the
only athlete with a disability out of the hundreds competing at able-bodied events. But, I have had to conquer my fears to
gain the experience needed to someday become a world champion.
Over the years, my family has given me unwavering
financial and moral support. But the on-going cost of training and competing at the world-class level is very high. To make
the U.S. Team, I need on-going guidance from top-level coaches and trainers. I must also travel throughout the U.S. to participate
in elite-level disability events. As Paralympic funding is very limited, a Paralympic hopeful must cover all of their own
expenses up until the time they are named to the team. That is why, just like my able-bodied Olympic counterparts, I need
sponsorship and community support to achieve my goal of representing my country at the Paralympic Games
by the motto: "Never Give Up, Never Surrender." It has served me well and will continue to guide my life. I believe
I have the ability to be a world champion. With your financial sponsorship and my determination, I am confident I can reach
Thank you for helping me in my effort to represent my country in the future.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
If you would like to support
the efforts of athletes like Rachelle Renaud, please make a tax deductible donation to the National Disability Sports Alliance (NDSA)
The NDSA is the national governing organization for competitive sports for individuals with cerebral palsy, traumatic
brain injury, and survivors of stroke. The NDSA is a 501C3 non-profit organization and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Since the 1980ís, NDSA has sponsored national competitions for disability athletes and has taken numerous teams to international
competitions all over the world. Every dollar contributed to NDSA goes to help athlete members.
For more information contact:
Jerry McCole, Executive
National Disability Sports Alliance
25 West Independence Way
Kingston, RI 02881
Telephone: (401) 792-7130
If you decide to help, please indicate
on your donation. You will receive a confirmation letter approximately two weeks after NDSA receives your gift.