SPORTS TRAIDER volunteer and Hoops Aid assistant coach Jordan Blythe is 21 and suffers from the incurable disease Ulcerative Colitis. He hasn’t let it stop him. Here is his story:
“From what I remember, my mum and dad have always encouraged me to be active and enjoy sport from way back when I was toddling around.
“I first started playing basketball from an early age and enjoyed it from the moment I picked up a ball. Every moment was spent shooting hoops on my driveway.
“My mum used to volunteer at my primary school, she would come every day after she’d finished work and take sports clubs for all of the children.
“I was really proud, because she included everyone and got children participating in something, who would normally not have. She always said everyone should be given a chance to express themselves in a sporting way and be let loose.