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Ascents for Autism - Grand Teton

Organized by: Nathan Chaffee

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HALFWAY THERE!!!
June 07, 2016

WOOHOO!!!  It's only been a month, and we've already hit the halfway point!  Thank you, all of you, for your support and contributions...now See More

THE STORY:

Let's raise "a grand" for "The Grand"!

My name is Nathan Chaffee - I was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism (also known as Aspergers Syndrome) in my youth. Since then, I have overcome many challenges and, through a love of the outdoors, have learned to channel the anxieties and stresses that come with the disorder into healthy and happy memories.

Ascents for Autism is an initiative I am starting to bring awareness to Autistic Spectrum Disorders and raise money for outdoor programs that encourage both children and adults on the spectrum to experience the natural world. This fundraiser will be the first in a series, with progressively larger goals, over the course of several years and as my school schedule will allow.

The inaugural climb is to the top of The Grand Teton: a colossal mountain just North of Jackson, Wyoming that dominates the skyline with it's 13,770 foot summit. This technical mountaineering adventure is considered one of America's classic climbs, and can be found on the bucket list of rock climbers and aspiring alpinists nationwide.

All proceeds will go to benefit the following non-profit organizations, both of which I have had direct experience with as a participant or volunteer:

Common Ground Outdoor Adventures of Logan, Utah - http://www.cgadventures.org

Autism Surfs of Panama City Beach, Florida - http://autismsurfspcb.org

Follow along through my website as I prepare for the climb, and check out some of my other adventures while you're there! www.aspieadventure.org

$575

 

58% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Amy Yarborough

    $100

  • Nathan C

    $100

  • Amy Yarborough

    $25

  • Alie Reveles

    $25

  • Katherine & Stephen Efird

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Anonymous

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Katherine & Stephen Efird

Katherine & Stephen Efird

DONATION: $25

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Alie Reveles

Alie Reveles

DONATION: $25

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Amy Yarborough

Amy Yarborough

DONATION: $25

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Nathan C

Nathan C

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Amy Yarborough

DONATION: $100

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