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Damian Maldonado

Virgin STRIVE Challenge 2018

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]This is my second time participating in the STRIVE Challenge. I’m really excited for this year as we are about to embark on a physically demanding journey from southern Italy, into the south of France, ending with an insane climb up Europe’s tallest mountain. It’s going to be a MONTH of non-stop STRIVING![/p][p]I choose to compete in STRIVE because I love to push myself to new limits, meet new people, and experience new things. But more importantly, I like to make a difference and lead by example. I love that we Strivers get to fundraise for the youth impacted by Big Change. It’s an incredible organization that gives young people the skills to believe in themselves and drive change in their own lives. Plus, it supports innovative projects that help with developing their communications skills, mental health, and leadership potential. [/p][p]The month ahead is going to include a lot of blood, sweat, and even a few tears. I could really use your support to help me reach that summit. Please join me in making a difference. I’ll handle the heavy workload of course, but would really appreciate a donation to Big Change. Growing up, I didn’t have much. My Mom worked really hard to support us. She led by example and persevered through some tough times. All in all, it challenged me to be the man I am today. Even now, as a father of two boys, this cause is really close to my heart. It’s why I’m matching the donations I receive dollar for dollar. Let’s make a big change together![/p][p][br][/p]

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Brad Sanders

You're almost finished - You've got this! You've got fans rooting for you in Colorado!



Damian Maldonado



Rosana Snyder - KCDO TV3

Best of luck!



Jasmine Marquez

Good Luck D! We are cheering you on.



Jeff Norman

Have a safe and productive trip!



April Z

Way to go Damian and Team! You are winners for even attempting such a feat. Congrats!


Joe Proto

Great job! Sending lots of Love and Good Energy...



Carolyn Hollingsworth

Good Luck Boss !