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Amy Dixon's Road to Tokyo

THANK YOU for visiting my Blind Athlete Development Account page! Click the 'donate' link to sponsor team Amy Dixon's efforts and racing towards the Tokyo Paralympic Games in the sport of Paratriathlon. 

My name is Amy Dixon, and I am a visually impaired triathlete from the USA, with a current World ITU Ranking of #5 for visually impaired females and the World ITU Aquathlon Champion.  Starting 19 years ago, I began losing my eyesight to a rare form of Uveitis, an autoimmune eye disease, which eventually led to devastating forms of glaucoma.  I now have 2% remaining eyesight in one eye only, and have dedicated my life to becoming a wine professional, philanthropist, patient advocate, and triathlete.  Giving back to those that have helped me through the past 5 years of 19 surgeries, chemotherapy and career changes is hugely important to me.  Adapting to blindness and autoimmune disease has been far easier to take, thanks to the help of my Fidelco Guide Dog, the pursuit of competitive athletics, and so many wonderful family and friends.


My amazing sighted triathlon guides and I are training extremely hard and chasing sponsorship to afford this Paralympic dream of mine. The equipment and travel required to race and train on the International Paralympic level is extremely expensive, especially because as a blind athlete, you are responsible for TWO people's expenses- yours and your guides, with no financial support from the US Team.  This is where you can help.  Please be a part of that finish line that I see in my mind's eye.  Blindness is NOT an excuse to avoid chasing elite athletics and proudly representing the USA.    You don't need sight to have vision.

Please help us by making a tax-deductible sponsorship donation towards our road to the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2020 and my qualifying races leading up to there.

THANK YOU to each and every one of you for helping to make this dream a reality for me this year.  As my guide and I say before every race, "Love and Gratitude".  Thank you. 

READ about my journey in the following media!

http://greenwich.itsrelevant.com/content/18994/Local-Triathlete-Battles-Through-Extreme-Odds-

 

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/sports/blind-greenwich-triathlete-wins-bronze-pan-american-championships

 

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/sports/blind-greenwich-triathlete-races-us-pan-american-championships    ]

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2014/07/30/new-york-city-triathlon-paralympics/13382263/

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/sports/greenwich-women-race-triathlon-world-championships

FINALLY, if you want to follow me along on my journey, here's a link to my blog and my most recent adventures! THANK YOU!

http://blindsommelier.wordpress.com/

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  • Goal $85,000.00
  • Raised $3,275.00
Top Donations
  • Bob Yarbrough - $720.00
  • Johan Schimmel - $250.00
  • Corvin Bazgan - $250.00
  • Gracie Burton - $150.00
  • Amy E Landry - $100.00
Sponsors
Donor Date Amount Message
Thien Heaven Storm Vu (fellow #BlindBadass, conscious dancer, flow artist, martial artist, and now triathlete to-be) 8/16/2017 $10.00
Gracie Burton 8/4/2017 $150.00
Rena Schlegel 8/4/2017 $25.00 Cheering from Tennessee
Erin Harvego 8/2/2017 $50.00 Go Amy!
Johan Schimmel 7/27/2017 $250.00 GO AMY !!!
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