Muji Karim Running To Rio

Organized by: Muji Karim

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THE STORY:

Former University of New Hampshire football star, and bi-lateral amputee, Muji Karim is training for a spot on the 2016 Paralympics team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Karim and his brother were involved in a horrific car accident leading to his amputations three and a half years ago. His physical conditioning, eagerness to learn, and natural athletic ability caught the eyes of coaches in attendance at a recent Paralympic track and field clinic in Louisville Kentucky. He currently runs distances and times that, when performed in the proper arena, would qualify him as an emerging US Paralympic Athlete. Remarkable, when you consider that he only received his Running Prostheses less than six months ago. “It’s great to be going fast again” said the former captain of the UNH football team.

“He’s fast!” said Matt Albuquerque, president and owner of Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics and Karim’s lead sponsor. Next Step began fitting Karim’s prosthetic devices over a year ago. “Muji started improving quickly and one day he said that he wanted to run. We fit him with custom running legs and he started working very hard. Once he became accustomed to the devices, his times started dropping like a rock. It was at that point we knew that Muji was 'Running to Rio' and the Paralympic Games. The phrase stuck and Muji has dedicated himself to that goal” Albuquerque said.

As remarkable as his potential is, he will need help. First, he needs to qualify at a sanctioned event. The first one he will be attending will be held in Mesa, Arizona, and then he will move on to the US Nationals. This fundraising account has been set up to help with travel, lodging and miscellaneous expenses.

“This is a remarkable young man who has demonstrated tremendous courage. He has the heart of a champion. I have no doubt that if he is afforded the opportunities to compete, he will win." said Matt Albuquerque.

$16,322

 

65% Raised of$25,000 Goal

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  • Brian Snow

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  • Rita Ciambra

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  • New Hampshire Scholars

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Donor Comments

Dan Gross

Dan Gross

DONATION: $100

Good luck, Muji! 3 years ago

New Hampshire Scholars

New Hampshire Scholars

DONATION: $500

Muji - on behalf of thousands of students across NH, we wish you the best of luck as you compete towards the 2016 games. Thank you for sharing your inspirational story with thousands of students at NH Scholars Day on May 5th at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. We are so happy you could join us. ~ Scott Power, Director, NH Scholars at the NH College & University Council 4 years ago

Josh Ciocco

Josh Ciocco

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Olga Farhan

Olga Farhan

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Plaistow Lions

Plaistow Lions

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Rita Ciambra

Rita Ciambra

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Brian Snow

Brian Snow

DONATION: $100

Good Luck Buddy!!! 4 years ago

Norm & Nancy Harrison

Norm & Nancy Harrison

Muji, I couldn't make the 6/06/15 Fund Raiser at the NH Fisher Cats. Best of luck in you "Run to Rio". 5 years ago

Charley, Jenna & Ryder Raizes

Charley, Jenna & Ryder Raizes

Awesome family man and athlete--it was a please to host you at the Fisher Cats game! 5 years ago

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