About this fundraiser

Hello & God bless you! My name is Juan Rosado & I am 24 years old. I was born in a small town on the island of Puerto Rico called Mayaguez , raised in Lajas PR & currently train in Aguadilla PR. I have never lived outside of my island. My upbringing was challenging as resources were very limited. I, also endured quite a bit of bullying throughout my childhood for a myriad of reasons but mostly due to my size. As a young boy I was always very large & big for my age. I was tired of being scared all the time & of being pushed around & taken advantage of I decided to begin working out & did boxing for 4 years. During my weight loss journey I was introduced to Tae Kwon Do & immediately became enamored with the sport. I became really good over the years & ย have trained for 6 years. I stand 6โ€™2 & weigh 225lbs today! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ˜Š ย  I am now a 1st degree Black belt. I also won 1st place in the AAU Qualifier & 3rd place in Nationals, I recently won 1st place in Regionals & now Iโ€™m trying to fight in Ft. Lauderdale June 30 ย thru July 6, 2024 at the 2024 National Championship representing my precious island Puerto Rico ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท. The only obstacle & challenge I face in order to make this possible is the financial burden of traveling to the mainland USA , lodging & any related expenses I may incur during the week long competition. I humbly ask the sports community & all others to assist me in making this incredible dream a reality. I come from very humble & extremely modest means & the only way to be able to continue on my journey to ย 2024 AAU National Tae Kwon Do Champion from Puerto Rico is with the kindness & love of strangers. If you are unable to donate you can help by sharing my fundraiser & saying a little prayer asking the Lord that the goal will be reached & I will have the amazing opportunity of representing Puerto Rico ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท & although I want to be MMA World Champion one day right now in TKD I want to compete in Nationals & become Taekwondo National Champion 2024 ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ June 30 - July 6 in beautiful Ft. Lauderdale Florida. Thank you from the bottom of my heart โค๏ธย 

Organized by

Ramonita Garvin

Tampa, FL, USA

Organizer