He told us at “26 months old I suffered a trauma following a collision with a ride on lawn mower. My right foot was severely injured and was ultimately amputated.”
“I am a swimmer, and I have been competing at national level meets for several years. Each year I compete at national meets held interstate and five state meets a year. There is significant travel involved to attend meets interstate, as well accommodation.
“My goal is to represent my country at major international swim meets -particularly the Paralympic Games. I do 9 sessions a week, and have been swimming in national competitions since I was 11 years. I am committed to my training, and do everything possible to ensure I will be able to achieve my goals. However, the financial costs of swimming at these national meets brings significant financial challenges to my parents who are dairy farmers which has its own challenges.
He told us that “Receiving this grant would help me achieve my goals and compete at the highest level.”
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