When I was twenty years old I took a trip down to South Carolina that would change me forever. It was to become a United States Marine. For thirteen weeks on that island in South Carolina we were pushed to our limits. The Crucible is a test every recruit must go through to become a Marine. It tests every recruit physically, mentally and morally and is the defining experience of recruit training. The Crucible takes place over 72-hours and includes food and sleep deprivation and over 45 miles of marching. The mission was to make US Marines. The Mission of the Avielle Foundation is to prevent violence and build compassion through neuroscience research, community engagement, and education. Jeremy, the founder of the Avielle foundation, wants us all to find our own crucible in life. An event, a defining moment that changes us forever. After going through a period of depression I knew I had to set some defining goals for myself. A new crucible. I set out to train for the Jersey Spartan Ultra Beast last December and successfully completed it in April. Now I have my eyes fixed on Mt. Killington, the hardest Ultra Beast out there. This may be the hardest physical challenge I have put myself through yet. This time with all of your help I want to get the proper training in to get the best time possible. I will be raising funds for The Avielle Foundation from now through the race day. My goal is a modest thousand dollars but it would be great if you all could help me obliterate it.