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Old 12-04-2015, 07:10 AM   #1
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Support AugustasN to vamooo his way to Rio2016

Hello guys,

After a tragic accident Augustas (some of you still remember his posts and 4bets) found new passion in life. But to reach his goal he is in need for support in form of cheering and donations.

Brief story and for what exactly he needs your support below in post.
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Old 12-04-2015, 07:10 AM   #2
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Re: Support AugustasN to vamooo his way to Rio2016

Hereís a short story about me.

So from 2009 I am introduced to poker and start grinding sngs. Nothing special just your average grinder playing under AugustasN. Some of you might remember battling with me
Since 2012 I am backed, grinding full time small/mid stakes mtts. I start to slowly looking at myself from aside. I see that I almost have no social life, sitting at my computer all day, smoking bananas, eating ****food, almost not exercising, getting into make up. Not much happiness/joy.
My rent contract ends and I decide to go live at my grandmother's homestead. Which is beautifully placed in a forest near a lake. I start jogging/exercising, quit smoking, stop partying. Also grind a lot.
A few weeks in my stepmothers brother who is into biking, says hey letís go to check out that mountain bike trail. Few hills up and down and here I am going fast from one. Jump too high and crash with my stomach on handlebar. Wake up after a minute, canít move my legs.

I broke my spine that day. After like six months I am released from rehabilitation. And so my new life begins in a wheelchair. Learning, adapting.
After a year I meet my now 2 years girlfriend who was doing her physiotherapy bachelor practice. And it seems that from that point, life starts to come together. Since then I quit smoking, no more bananas, no alcohol. Still have bad days as anyone, but all things pass and I try to be as positive as I can. And now I can really say that I am happy and my life is better even though I am sitting in a wheelchair.

Now the story about my sports.
Early 2014 I start having dreams where I am rowing. I used to row for 4-5 years in high school. Became national juniors and seniors champ. Then I find out about para rowing.
I start training full time this June, I went to Italy to my first regatta where I finish 11th out of 24. I am happy with how I did and start to train and prepare even harder for world rowing championship which is also a qualification for 2016 Rio de Janeiro paralympics. There I finished 15th with only 8 seats to Rio. However my dream to go to Rio is not over yet. In april thereís last qualification regatta and I am putting all my effort to prepare myself to do as best as I can there.
However here in Lithuania winters are cold, and I am already not training/rowing outdoors for two months. I train in gym with various workouts. Usually most important year race is towards the end of the season, however this time for me first regatta is going to be most important. I either qualify to Rio or not (if I don't qualify to Rio, I will still continue to row and then thereís Tokyo 2020).

My plan now is in mid January to load my boat and drive to Hungary to participate in European Indoor Rowing Championships. From there to Gavirate, Italy and will be training there for four months until qualification regatta which will be there.
So far all my pararowing journey was possible because of good people who supported me. As of now I havent qualified to paralympics and national paralympic committee does not support me. Rowing federation and my local club just doesnít have money as well. So the start is a little bit rough, but already I believe I achieved a lot. And there are just good things ahead.
For this four months training camp budget needed is 6770 euros. I have already raised 1k and I am intensively looking for rest.

For all good people and fellow grinders I would appreciate ANY donation that would help me reach my dream.

Thank you

TLDR
Your average midstakes mtt grinder. Want to drop bad habits, improve my life and game. Go live outside of the city. Less than a month in, go biking, crash, break spine. Wheelchair. Year later find GF, come back to live and enjoy life. Take up pararowing. Train hard. Goal is to go to paralympics. Participate in world champs. Start training even harder. Need to raise funds to go to training camp to prepare for last qualification to 2016 Rio de Janeiro paralympics.


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His Pstars account: AugustasN


Skrill or Neteller (PM for his email)


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Old 12-04-2015, 12:21 PM   #3
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Re: Support AugustasN to vamooo his way to Rio2016

Both sad and inspiring. Hope you achieve your goal. Will send a few pesetas your way when I can on PokerStars.

Good luck mate.
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Old 12-04-2015, 01:25 PM   #4
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Re: Support AugustasN to vamooo his way to Rio2016

Hey!

You look happier on the pictures than probably most online grinders.

Your story is inspiring and I wish you good luck in the future.

Sent from Matey*** some € to help you to reach your dream.
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Old 12-04-2015, 01:35 PM   #5
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Re: Support AugustasN to vamooo his way to Rio2016

If you PM 2+2'er "hapunkt" - I can't PM on here yet - please tell him that he should send you 20$, which he owes me for busting Hellmuth in the 8-Game WSOPE (fun-bounty he had put on Phil), and that I will PM him for the other money I still get in a few weeks myself. (can't transfer myself on PS).

You sir, are a true inspiration. All the best to you

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Old 12-04-2015, 01:50 PM   #6
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Good luck with your journey!!

Donation sent.
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Old 12-04-2015, 02:46 PM   #7
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Hello everyone!

This is me now. You could say after transformation.
And that is what I was up to last few years.
Grinding fulltime in the gym and rowing nowadays. Hard (10-14 workouts per week)!

Appreciate all your support!

Thank you!
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Old 12-04-2015, 05:31 PM   #8
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Re: Support AugustasN to vamooo his way to Rio2016

not sure if this is allowed, will re-open if it is
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:25 AM   #9
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I see it got moved. Bump.
Not much poker. But a grinders heart and discipline brought from poker to life/sport.

Last edited by AugustasN; 12-07-2015 at 11:26 AM. Reason: Karolis666 posted this thread in MTTc (as I used to be a mtt grinder) but mods moved it here.
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Old 12-11-2015, 08:32 AM   #10
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Good luck!
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Old 12-11-2015, 11:03 AM   #11
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Re: Support AugustasN to vamooo his way to Rio2016

Thanks!

As you can see in the vid bellow I am now training/rowing indoors. Plan is to participate in European Indoor Rowing Champs in January and then go to a training camp in Italy so I can train and row outdoors, onwater and be better prepared for the "sattelite" to paralympics But I am still quite far from needed budget.
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Old 12-11-2015, 06:53 PM   #12
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Re: Support AugustasN to vamooo his way to Rio2016

Hey man, your willpower is admirable and you seem like a really nice person. When is the deadline for you to raise the needed funds and how much are you short?
I would like to make a donation via skrill if you have an account there. PayPal would work as well.
Show everyone what you can do! Glgl
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Old 12-11-2015, 11:12 PM   #13
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Re: Support AugustasN to vamooo his way to Rio2016

I live in Rio. PM if you need something from here! Sure you'll be here on Paralimpcs!
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Old 12-14-2015, 04:28 AM   #14
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Thanks guys!

I am at 20%. However I will be going to the camp anyway. Will be spending whatever I have saved up through the year. And hopefully everything comes through.
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:38 AM   #15
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Re: Support AugustasN to vamooo his way to Rio2016

Just seeing this

Augustus was a horse of mine prior to Black Friday. Backed him for 2 years with no issues and he was one of the best horses I've had in terms of work ethic. Have followed his story/blog/road to Rio and wish him the best. Very inspirational story from a great guy, looking forward to following and giving my support.

Will donate 500 euros, and if anyone wants to support him without a way to send, I'd be happy to take stars/888/skrill/venmo and facilitate the transfer.

Best of luck Augustus
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:39 PM   #16
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So! It actually has happened. A huge thank you to you who supported me. I went and am still in a training camp in Greece (got an better offer than to go to Italy). On my way here in Hungary at the European indoor championship i took bronze!



And here's a short clip from last month in here:



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