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Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Two-time Paralympian Jarryd Wallace encouraging people to reach full potential

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Two-time Paralympian Jarryd Wallace encouraging people to reach full potential
Two-time Paralympian Jarryd Wallace encouraging people to reach full potential

BADER MEDIA.HE SET A RECORD INTHETIME TRIALS, WON MEDALS ANDPRAISE FOR HIS PERFORMANCESAND GIVING BACK TO THOSE IN NEEDAND NOW HE IS HEADING FOR THETOKYO OLYMPICS, AND AS DEXTERHENRY TELLS U.S. PARALYMPIANJARRYD WALLACE IS ENCOURAGING USALL TO REACH OUR POTENTIAL.JARRYD WALLACE IS FIVESTREAKINGEAAHD.

CLOSING LATE BUT JARRYDWALLACE HOLDS HIM OFF 10.99 FORJARRYD WALLACE RIGHTO N THE ATEAM STANDARD.

IT'S THE FASTESTTIME IN THE WORLD THIS YEAR, ANDONE THAT WOULD HAVE WON 31 YEAROLD JARRYD WALLACE , A SILVERMEDAL AT BOTH THE LASTPARALYMPICGAMES AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS,JARYDR WILL SOON BE ON HIS WAYTOTOKYO.

HE HAD BEEN A FAVORITE TOMEDAL IN RIO, BUT A COMBINATIONOF FACTORS, HELD HIM BACK FROMREACHING THE PODIUM,BEING ABLE TO JUST BE PRESENT INTHAT MOMENT AND KNOW WHATMY OBJECTIVES ARE AND EXECUTETHE RACE IS WHAT'S GOING TOALLOWME TO DO WHAT I'VE BEEN ABLE TODO INRACES IN THE PAST AND I TRULYBELIEVE THAT I'LL BE ON THEPODIUMIN TOKYO, THERE'S DEFINITELY ALOTOF EXPERIENCE THAT I'M GOING TOBRING TO THE TABLE.

THIS TIMEAROUND, I HAVE SOME UNFINISHEDBUSINESS, YOU KNOW, I HAVE SOMEBIG GOALS I HAVE SOME BIG DREAMSTO BE ABLE TO GO AND BRING HOMESOME HARDWARE RFO THE US TEAM ATTHE AGE OF 18 WALLACE WASDIAGNOSED WITH COMPARTMENTSYNDROME THAT OCCURS WHEN ALARGE AMOUNT OF PRESSURE BUILDSUP IN A MUSCLE COMPARTMENT, HEWAS FACED WITH A LIFE ALTERINGDECISION.

I LEFT THAT MEETING,KNOWING I WAS GONNA HAVEMY LEG AMPUTATED, AND I LEFTTHATMEETING, REMEMBERING WHAT IT WASLIKE TO HAVE A DREAM,REMEMBERING WHAT IT WAS LIKE TOSET GOALS, AND THAT'S WHY IWALKED INTO THE HOTEL, GOT INTOTHE COMPUTER, AND GOOGLE THEWORLD RECORD LIST BECAUSE I WASLIKE, LET'S DO THIS THING LET'SGO BACK TO GOAL SETTING BECAUSETHAT WAS A HUGE PARTOF MY PERSONA, JARRYD, NOT ONLYHAS THE LOVING, SUPPORTIVE HISFAMILY.

HE IS A TEAM TOYOTAATHLETE AND ENJOYS THEBACKING OF THE WORLD'S LARGESTAUTOMAKER, WHO BELIEVES MOBILITYIS A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT FOREVERYONE IN PARTNERSHIP WITHTHE UNITED STATES OLYMPIC ANDPARALYMPIC COMMITTEE,TOYOTA MADE HISTORY WITH THECREATION OF NEARLY $5 MILLION INSTIPENDS AND SPONSORSHIPOPPORTUNITIES THAT WILL DIRECTLYIMPACT US PARALYMPIC ATHLETES,AIMING TO COMPETE ATTHE 2020 TOKYO PARALYMPIC GAMESAND WINTER GAMES 2020 TOBEIJING.I THINK TOYOTA HAS GOT MAYBE THEGREATEST SLOGAN OF ALL TIMESTARTHERE IMPOSSIBLE AND WHAT JAREDHAS GONE THROUGH MANY PEOPLEUWOLD SAY WELL THAT'S JUSTIMPOSSIBLE.

AND I THINK THEY'REAPERFECT PARTNERSHIP, I'VE GONETHROGUH HAVINGFOUNDATION AND WORKING WITHPROSTHETIC COMPANIES ANDEVEN DESIGNING BLADES WITHENGINEERS IN JAPAN, EACH STEPI'VE LEARNED SOMETHING NEW EACHOPPORTUNITY IS CREATED A NEWPERSPECTIVE RIGHT NOW I'M IN THEPROCESS OF DESIGNING WHATWE'RE CALLING AN AFFORDABLERUNNING BLADE, THE PERFECT PLANDOESN'T EXIST, IT'S NOT ALWSAYGOING TO HAPPEN THE WAY YOUTHINK AND YOU HAVE ANOPPORTUNITY TO LET THOSESITUATIONS ROCKYOR YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TOLEARN FROM THEM AND GROW FROMLATER THIS SUMMER IN TOKYO,WATCH YOUR SCREEN CLOSELYBECAUSE HIS DETERMINATIONAND GRIT ALONE TO PROPEL HIMACROSS THE FINISH LINE FIRST.THIS ISDEXTER HENRY.IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN OMREABOUT THE TOYOTA U.S. PARALYMPICFUND AND MAKE A DONATION - LOGONTO: SUPPORT.TEAMUSA.ORG/TOYOTA.

DOLLARS RAISEDWILL PROVIDE DIRECT SUPPORT TOPARALYMPIC ATHLETES LIKE JARRYDWALLACE AND THEPROGRAMS THAT HELP THEM REACHTHEIR FULL POTENTIAL.

WE'LLBE RIGHT BACK.########BREAK 30###########