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Katie Kelly's road to Rio Paralympics continues!

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About

My name is Katie Kelly and I am a Paratriathlete. My aim is to make the Australian Paratriathlon team for the 2016 Rio Paralympics – where the sport will début on the Paralympic level.

I am currently the Paratriathalon (PT5) World Champion and officially ranked number 9 in the PT5 world rankings after four major gold medal wins in the past year.
• Sep 2015 – World Championships – USA – GOLD!
• Jul 2015 – World Paratriathlon Event – Italy – GOLD!
• May 2015 – World Paratriathlon Event – Japan – GOLD!
• Mar 2015 – National Championships – Australia – GOLD!

Paratriathlon is a multidisciplinary endurance sport that consists of a 750m swim; 20km bike ride and a 5km run. For the race Paratriathletes are tethered to a guide for the swim, we ride on a tandem bike and are tethered again for the run.

The amazing Michellie Jones is my guide and will be with me all the way to Rio. Michellie is the two time International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Champion (1992 and 1993), 2000 Olympic silver medallist and 2006 Hawaiian Ironman winner, and was recently named in the World Triathlon Hall of Fame.

Usher Syndrome
I was born with Usher Syndrome, a rare deaf and blind degenerative condition. Usher Syndrome is a genetic disorder. The symptoms and signs of Usher Syndrome generally include:
• Hearing loss leading to deafness
• Loss of vision leading to blindness
• Balance problems
• Speech difficulties; and
• There is no cure.

Why I need your help
Any contribution you can make will help me on my journey to Rio by:
• Allowing me to take valuable time off work to train
• Help to cover costs of training camps
• Contribute to travel expenses; and
• Support with medical and health costs to help guarantee that I am in the best physical position to gain selection to the Official 2016 Australian Paralympian Team.

Other ways you can help
There are lots of other ways you can support me on my journey Rio. Any help you can provide is truly appreciated. Some ways you can help are:
• Like me on Facebook - facebook.com/KatieKellyRio16
• Follow me on Instagram - instagram.com/katiekelly2013
• Follow me on Twitter - twitter.com/katiek23
• Attend events as supporters
• Promote my journey to Rio to friends, family and colleagues
• Promote my journey to business connections
• Wish me well

Thank you
Thank you very much for your time and support. This journey to the Rio Paralympics has already been life-changing and the adventure has only just begun.

Your support, in any capacity, is valued and appreciated.

Katie Kelly,
Australian Paratriathlete and 2015 World Champion

Fundraising For

Katie Kelly

Katie aims to make the Australian Paratriathlon team for the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Katie is currently the Paratriathalon (PT5) World Champion and officially ranked number 9 in the PT5 world rankings. Katie was born with Usher Syndrome, a rare deaf and blind degenerative condition.

Funds Banked To

Kathleen Kelly


SOKK

Campaign Creator

Supporters of Katie Kelly

Canberra ACT



Tue, 19 Jul 2016

Bill & Jocelyn Enright

$100

All the very best in Rio Katie. Go well!!

Mon, 20 Jun 2016

Denise Wilson

$100

Love to see athletes of your caliber tackling a sport I'm passionate about !

Fri, 3 Jun 2016

Shelly connolly

$100

Good luck & best wishes

Thu, 2 Jun 2016

Mark Kelly

$100

Congratulations to a girl who I knew so very long ago. What an outstanding woman you are. I admire your hard work, dedication and perseverance! Good luck in Rio. I have no doubt that you will continue to achieve your dreams.

Thu, 2 Jun 2016

Andrew Watkins

$300

All the best Katie. You've done well to get this far...

Thu, 19 May 2016

Leanne Williamson

$50
Thu, 10 Mar 2016

Magnetite Perth

$300

Congratulations on your quest for success at Rio Katie. Graham, Anne, friends, family and the team at Magnetite Perth wish you all the best

SINCE  Feb 2016

7 

Donations

$1,050 raised

TARGET $10,000

Please support this cause

$
AU

Fundraising For

Katie Kelly

Katie aims to make the Australian Paratriathlon team for the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Katie is currently the Paratriathalon (PT5) World Champion and officially ranked number 9 in the PT5 world rankings. Katie was born with Usher Syndrome, a rare deaf and blind degenerative condition.

Funds Banked To

Kathleen Kelly

SOKK

Campaign Creator

Supporters of Katie Kelly

Canberra ACT

SINCE  Feb 2016

7 

Donations