Wednesday, April 27, 2016

V 6 N. 29 Info on Jamie Nieto Injury and Fundraiser

Jamie Nieto

Some of you may already be aware of the spinal injury Jamie Nieto suffered while coaching a group of youngsters.  A funraising site has been set up to help him financially during his recovery.  Click on link above.

From The Daily Mail    Former US Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto was paralyzed in a training accident Saturday - after he canceled his health insurance to save money.
Nieto, 39, was working with would-be Olympians at Azusa Pacific University in California when he landed on his head during a backflip, suffering a severe spinal injury. 

For anyone who does not know, Jamie is a two-time Olympian and four-time USA Champion in the high jump. He earned his place on the podium the right way, through hard work and dedication to his craft. He is now a private coach for an elite group of jumpers, in addition to an actor, writer, and producer. Those within the track world and beyond are fond of his regular interview series, Holla Athcha Boy, where he interviews world class and Olympic athletes.

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