A handcycle for Yaw

Yaw Korsah is a new Canadian originally from Ghana, who is a para-athlete. We are trying to raise enough money for him to purchase a handcycle so that he can continue his training and reach his goal to compete in  the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo, for Canada.

 Yaw started cycling in 2008 and trained to compete in the first African Championship in 2011 and again in 2012. He used his winnings to open an orphanage in Ghana for physically challenged children.

In 2012, during peace talks for the presedential election in Ghana, Yaw  cycled 779km across the country to raise awareness of the diificulties that physically challenged people face during times of war and unrest.

In 2016. despite having a below standard bike that almost prevented him from being allowed to compete, Yaw managed to overcome an equipment breakdown and won a bronze medal. Read the amazing full story here.

Please help with whatever kind of donation you can. 

In Canada, Yaw dedicates each and every day of his life to helping others. He volunteers his time at The Good Shepherd (a centre for Toronto's homeless) and at a local food bank. He does this while also studying Engilsh at SEE School and doing his physical training.

Any contribution towards Yaw's fund would be gratefully appreciated.

Yaw wants to continue his athletic career to promote and enlighten others in Canada and across the world that anyone can overcome adversity, pursue one's dreams and at the same time give back to others. His bright smile and positive attitude inspire everyone around him. Let's all try to give him more to smile about.

Thank you.
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susan patterson 
Mississauga, ON
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