These rad t-shirts and tanks were designed by Amanda Garbatini as a way to raise money for Paradox Ice. They are $25 and will be available until March 13, 2014. Order yours here: http://www.goodquestionink.com/paradox-sports
Amanda Garbatini is a 27-year-old from Cheshire, CT who attended the Paradox Ice trip in North Conway last weekend. At age 11, she was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in her left calf. She endured a year of chemotherapy, radiation and multiple surgeries. After she finished treatment, the tumor came back and the doctors were forced to amputate her left leg above the knee. In October of 2014, she was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Li-Fraumeni syndrome. This means that her body’s ability to prevent abnormal cell growth is compromised, leaving Amanda extremely susceptible to cancer. She has battled five different types of cancer since age 11 and currently undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.
“Upon learning of my genetic disorder and most recent cancer diagnosis, I wanted to prove to myself that I could still lead an extraordinary life despite the hand I’ve been dealt. I began to rock climb at a gym in New Haven and quickly fell in love with it. From there, I learned about Paradox and really identified with their mission and wanted to get more involved. I knew the ice climbing trip was going to be tough as I wasn’t sure how the chemo would make me feel, but I was able to make it up the ice! It was an incredible trip and it was so inspiring to meet others who have been through tough times who are still kicking butt at life. Thank you SO much for the opportunity to get out on the ice. I can’t wait to do more Paradox trips and I hope to be able to raise more money for you guys!!” – Amanda Garbatini, 2014 Paradox Ice participant