Karting2Live is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit company that was created to help show physically challenged people through Karting that post injury, anything is possible! Karting2Live utilizes action sports through our karting program, to push the boundary of possibility for those with limited physical function needing to drive with special hand controlled devices. Individuals with spinal cord injury and amputees are the focus of our non-profit to provide more independence, motivate, physical therapy, excitement and fun in life. Please help me to help others, thank you very much!
Dear Family, Friends, Contributors and Supporters,
My name is Eric Lazar, I want to thank you for your support in helping me start Karting2Live, a non-profit organization that has been more than a year in the making. Your support has helped Karting2Live get that much closer to achieving its first goal of acquiring a fleet of 10 hand controlled karts for a monthly arrive and drive program that is free to individuals with spinal cord injuries, amputees, and others with limited physical function.
I have been an adrenaline junkie as a young boy growing up in the San Fernando Valley playing all sports, skateboarding, surfing, motorcross racing, being a world traveler and Teamster driving for the movie and television industry. I could never have imagined how much my life would change after I broke my back in a motorcycle accident in 2003. In 2006 I started racing go karts and finished 3rd overall with TRI-C Karters and in 2007 I won the Championship in the TAG Class. Living with my injury is a challenging and life-changing learning process, but really we are all the same. Life is a journey that has its ups and downs and on some level we are all faced with the tough decision of surrendering to life's challenges and fading away or rising to the challenges life brings us and learing to truly live.
I choose to live and that is why I kart and still surf. Together we can start a Karting2Live movement and everyone is invited to join. The Karting2Live movement is centered around good times at the track and always realizing how fortunate we are to be karting together. I have enclosed some information about Karting2Live, our goals and how you can get involved.
Thanks again for your support and I'll see you at the track,
James Perez of SSC Racing is my Mechanic at the Races, and his son Jr. behind us!
Eric at Cal Speed Karting!
Still surfing, karting and living!
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