Jaida Umo Aspiring Disabled Diver

by jaidathediver in Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

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On 11th March 2016 we successfully raised £3,135 with 52 supporters in 56 days

I am a 14 year old diver with four years experience , Diving is my passion costumes are my fashion.

by jaidathediver in Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

Hi My name is Jaida I am 14 year old girl with only 4 years experience, I am very passionate  and talented, I dive on all Boards  spring Board and Platform but my favorite is Platform. I am a National Medalist and now an Age group Diver, I was scouted by Chris Snode a former British World Champion Diver, He is the Owner of the diving Club (Crystal Palace Diving Club), He  selected me to join the England Talent programme because when they went looking for young talent  at my school, Chris thought that I was a Gymnast because I am very "Springy" and agile those are his words .  To his surprise when I came for try outs he discovered that I had never been in water nor had I  been any where near the Gym, I have been told that I have raw talent. I was so determined  to dive I taught herself to swim and Now competes with my  peers who have much more experince than me they grew up with gymastic training and all knew how to swim. They have more of an advantage over me, But I am not intermidated and do try to  holds my own ranking quite high. 

My Mum , Doctors and Every body that has followed my journey say that  The Amazing thing about me and what makes me even more special is that I  suffers from Chronic Asthma ,Sever ezema and muliple allergies I  was in a Coma twice this year for asthma, Doctors said that if my lungs were not so used to being put under pressure because of my sport I would have definatly died of the Asthma Attack because my lungs had collapsed. 

God Placed me in Diving and this has helped me with my  condition that I was born with. Diving has saved my life. 

Now!!! Here is my appeal My training fee are £250 per month this does not include all the compatetions fee and hotel stay here in the Uk and International competitions that I compete in, I am predicted to medal this year.

Problem is that the cost is becoming too much We simply just can not afford it therefore looks like I will have to quit. This is a shame as there are no sponsers out there for me not until I reaches team GB which is still a few years away, we are Asking and appealing for any contribution towards My fees £3000 will cover a years worth. 

Any donation will be greatly appriciated. 

Please contribute and be part of my Dreamof being a future olympian. 

Thanking you in advance


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