Chasing Dreams on Wheels: Jaden Movold's 2024 International Racing Campaign

$8,000 of $45,000 goal
Given by 26 generous donors in around 8 months

Jaden Movold, an aspiring Paralympian and record-holding wheelchair racer, seeks funding to compete internationally with the world's best.

Auckland

Dear Supporter,

I am a 19-year-old para-athlete who was born with the most severe form of Spina Bifida. Despite many challenges, including 32 major surgeries, my pursuit of sports excellence has always been integral to me.

As the world's #1 wheelchair racer in the U20 5000m T54 category, I've set national records, gained international podium finishes, and demonstrated my potential against the world's best. My ultimate goal is to represent New Zealand at the 2028 Paralympic Games in Los Angeles. To achieve this, I must compete internationally, challenge top athletes, and qualify for major events before 2028.

My self-financed participation in the 2023 Summer Down Under Wheelchair Racing Series (Australia) and the World Para Athletics (WPA) Grand Prix (Switzerland) is just the beginning. However, the journey ahead, including crucial meets such as the WPA Grand Prix Series events (Dubai, Nottwil, Paris) and international training camps in 2024, demands more than I can shoulder alone.

Your support is essential for these international endeavours. You're backing not just an athlete but a symbol of perseverance, ambition, and inclusivity. I promise to share every milestone and triumph with you, as you will be a crucial part of my journey.

Your contribution goes beyond supporting my ambitions; it inspires others who see themselves in my story. Thank you for considering to be a part of this journey, where we can make dreams a reality together.

With gratitude and determination,

Jaden Movold

Use of funds

Money will be used for flights, accommodation, entry fees, local transport, food, support staff, and insurance to compete on the world stage at the top international wheelchair racing events and training camps on the 2024 calendar.

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Achievements, Advocacy, and Appreciation  20 June 2024

Hello everyone,

I wanted to update you on my recent activities and express my sincere gratitude for your support.

As a T54 Para-Athlete and Wheelchair Racer, I've been working hard despite a recent leg and hip injury, adapting my gym workouts and swimming frequently. Injuries are all a part of the journey.

Alongside my sport, I've been involved in advocacy, visiting schools in Northland and Auckland through the 'Seeing is Believing' initiative by Paralympics New Zealand. Seeing students embrace inclusivity and sports is inspiring and central to my mission of promoting accessibility for people with disabilities.

I’m thrilled to share that I recently won the 2024 North Harbour Club AIMES Award for Service to the Community. This recognition means a lot to me and is a testament to the hard work I put into both my athletic and advocacy efforts. It’s an honour to be acknowledged, and it motivates me to strive for excellence.

Working closely with my team—including my track coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, nutritionist, physiotherapist, and mental performance coach—I’m preparing for upcoming competitions later this year, determined to continue pushing boundaries in my sport.

I've extended my Givealittle campaign to allow more people to join me on this journey. Your support means everything to me. Together, we're making strides towards a more inclusive future.

Thank you for being part of this journey. Let's keep moving forward together!

Warm regards,

Jaden Movold

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Activity tracking

Total distance covered: 1,390.6 km

Latest activity

Lunch Swim  14 July 2024

34 mins
1.1 km

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Latest donations

Dean
Dean on 21 Jun 2024
Jaden Hope this helps Deano
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Jaden Movold

Thanks for your kind donation, Dean! It's really appreciated.

Jaden Movold
Janine
Janine on 09 May 2024
Jaden ... You are inspiration personified.Wishing you every success in all you do. Janine
$100
Jaden Movold

Thanks so much Janine! I really appreciate it!

Jaden Movold
Ensor Family
Ensor Family on 05 Apr 2024
All the best for the 2024 season!
$500
Jaden Movold

Wow!!! Thanks so much Ensor Family! Your support means a lot!

Jaden Movold
Paul
Paul on 17 Mar 2024
Great talking to you today Jaden. As promised, here's a little donation towards helping you reach your goals on your para sport journey. Paul
$75
Jaden Movold

Thanks so much Paul! It was great talking to you as well! You are an awesome person who is going to make a huge impact in the disability space! Can’t wait!

Jaden Movold
Donald
Donald on 07 Mar 2024
Be the Best you can Be
$500
Jaden Movold

Thanks so much Don and Gail! I really appreciate the support!

Jaden Movold

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This campaign started on 20 Nov 2023 and ends on 20 Sep 2024.