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June 20, 2021

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Lisa hangs out with sons Diallo and Kailani during round six of the Queensland Ninja Championships.

Byron fitness professional Lisa Parkes has started a crowdfunding campaign to help her and her son get to the Ninja Athletes world championships being held in the United States next month.

‘As part of the Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association I’m very excited to have been offered a place, alongside my 7-year-old son Diallo, for us to compete in the world championship finals in New Mexico in late July,’ Lisa said.

‘I will compete for this prestigious title alongside 100 other qualifiers, with my end goal being able to take home the number-one spot and use my voice to advocate for the health and fitness industry I am so passionate about.

Lisa owns and operates local fitness centres See Change and Ninja Play, and also organises the annual Byron Bay Lighthouse Charity Run, as well as maintaining involvement in a variety of other community health-oriented projects, 

‘Being a single mum to three beautiful boys, I have not been able to develop an additional income stream to fund involvement in this competition,’ she said.

‘I am reaching out to you, my friends and family and all of those in this beautiful community, in an attempt to be able to compete in this amazing event, to let my son shine on this amazing platform, and show the world what the people of Byron Bay are made of!

‘I have been working towards this event for several years, and am so excited to share my journey in a hope to inspire others.’

Lisa has already raised close to half the $5,000 needed to make the trip, but needs help to get to the total as they need to leave by mid-July.

See: https://au.gofundme.com/help-this-pocket-rocket-fly.

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