Joel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the tender age of 14 months old . He was extremely isolated as a child but discovered wheelchair basketball at the age of 7 .. This changed his life and totally inspired him to help others x he took on a leadership role and managed to take a level one coaching course at the age of 14 to which he coaches regularly ( every Saturday ) volunteering at our local wheelchair basketball club . Joel has attended disability sports schemes to help make sport inclusive . He has recently achieved an aâ?¢ in his gcse pe exams even though he is a permanent wheelchair user . Joel is a whizz kids ambassador , helps with fundraising and went to Downing Street to deliver the generation inspired manifesto"
Joel has just finished his Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Fitness and Coaching as well as gym instructing qualifications and is off to university to study Sports coaching sciences and disability sport next September after his gap year. He has always been up for doing anything involving adrenaline. He has done things from paragliding off a mountain in turkey on holiday to skydiving thanks thanks for Let's Do It Anyway last year. And most recently Joel has found a new sport called WCMX. This is wheelchair skating and extreme tricks. He has been using his normal wheelchair on the skateparks but it isn't completely safe to do it unless you have the correct chair so LDIA is trying to help fund towards a Mike Box Designs WCMX chair so that he can continue to do this new sport.
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