Hi! I'm Madeline Chandler and I am here to raise money for the Stay Strong Scholarship! My powerlifting journey started about two years ago when I was lucky enough to be living in Glasgow, Scotland and attending grad school at the University of Glasgow. I had gone on a trip to Lithuania and Latvia and, when on the airplane, had to ask for a seatbelt extender. I decided then and there I had to make a lifestyle change. I started with a trainer about a week or two later and fell in love with the sport. I've been lucky enough to then move to New York and become an intern for the gym Form Fitness Brooklyn, where Morit Summers became my powerlifting coach. I had always said I would never compete, I didn't want powerlifting to become a source of my anxiety. But when Morit asked me if I wanted to compete in a women's only competition that benefits a great scholarship fund I would definitely be behind...I couldn't say no. So I started training! I'm really excited to be in my first competition, although I'm also super terrified. So help me remember that I am doing this for myself, for those who think they can't because of how we look, and to help women achieve their educational dreams! My goal of $1120.10 is because the gym I intern for (Form Fitness) in Brooklyn's zip code is 11201! Help me reach (and hopefully shatter) my fundraising goal!