So yesterday The Warehouse latest catalogue came out in stores which features myself and my friend Lily-Mae (who also lives with a disability) modelling kids clothes. The public reaction to this has been so huge in a positive way. Very often those with disabilities are portrayed in the media and advertising as either victims or heroes. But we all are just regular people. Its awesome The Warehouse see that as well. Hope more companies will do the same. I have been with an
For those who are not familiar with Wheelchair Basketball, the rules are very similar to regular Basketball. We play on the same sized court and we shoot into the hoop that is the same height - 10 feet! It's not always easy as it involves a lot of upper body strength. But when I score it's awesome!
Last year I was honoured to win the very first Junior AIMES Award for Service to the Community. The AIMES Awards were developed by the North Harbour Club in 1995 to award grants to youth achieving excellence in the North Harbour Region (www.northharbourclub.co.nz) . Here is my latest update of what I have been up to since winning this amazing award: http://www.northharbourclub.co.nz/blog/nhc-news/jaden-movold-winners-update/
This week I was given the awesome opportunity to speak to Year 7 Students at Kristin School in Albany, Auckland about my life and the message I wanted to share about overcoming challenges to achievement. I had hoped to inspire them to think about their own life, their own fears and how they could face challenges to achieve their dreams. I received great feedback and I look forward to more speaking opportunities in the future.