Jason Rodie

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
F37, T37

Further personal information

Family
Three children
Residence
Gilbert, AZ, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Moorpark College/Boise State University: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began to train seriously in 2013.
Why this sport?
He was scouted at a triathlon as a potential Paralympic athlete.
Club / Team
Arizona Disabled Sports: Mesa, AZ, USA

General interest

Most influential person in career
His family. (rookierise.com, 02 May 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." [US inventor Thomas Edison] (rookierise.com, 02 May 2015)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy after being dropped on his head when he was only four days old. The resulting brain damage has affected the left side of his body. (jasonrodie.org, 01 Mar 2014)
Other information
FOUNDER
In 2006 he founded the J. Rodie Hope Alliance, to help children with impairments and their family members, with a particular emphasis on cerebral palsy. ""One day at the physical training clinic that I go to, a young boy with cerebral palsy looked up at me without saying a word. He just stared at me. It was a look of possibility and hope. He had a walker, but he and I knew that he could break free of it. He started working hard with great success and one day he finally broke free of his walker. That was the moment that I knew I had to pursue this. It was the greatest feeling being someone's inspiration." (scott-foundation.org, 30 May 2015; rookierise.com, 02 May 2015; jasonrodie.org, 01 Mar 2014)