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NYC Marathon 2017 - Achilles Venezuela

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My name is Mercedes Gomez, I am a disabled athlete from Venezuela. 6 years ago I suffered a car accident that changed completely my life. 4 years ago I started practicing sports with disabilities. I proudly lead the Achilles International Chapter in my country. 

Achilles helps children, veterans and people with all types of disabilities participate in mainstream events in 65 chapters in the U.S. and throughout the world. 

Thanks to this prestigious international organization we have received great support and motivation to participate in national and international events. The US State Department recognized us as one of leading forces to chance the disability rights in Venezuela. This allows us to achieve great goals mainly on issues of social inclusion and integration through sport in Venezuela. 

Unfortunately Venezuela is going through a terrible economic and political turmoil that first affects us. It is hard to get the financial resources necessary to achieve our objectives and fulfill the dream of many people with disabilities. 

My goal is to bring 3 athletes with different disabilities to the New York City Marathon in 2017. We kindly ask your support so we can show the world the unlimited possibilities that exist in all of us and together we can achieve it. 

The participation in New York City marathon will be contributing to disabled sports development in Venezuela, bring hope, inspiration, and joys of accomplishment to all of us. 

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too! Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts. 

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