paralympian might sell medal, ring to pay rent - ring and bracelet set
Chris Tao has been fighting.
The longest now.
In 2006 Games in Turin, he won the gold medal in the wheelchair curling competition and represented Canada in wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, track and field and rugby, he's going to face a fight that's disappointing him. The 47-year-
Over the past two years, the old man has called Victoria home, saying he will have to sell his two most precious awards-the Paralympic ring and the gold medal to help break even.
"I'm struggling with a broken marriage.
It is difficult for me to find affordable housing due to the breakdown of the marriage, "said Daw. “It’s damn-
According to my salary, it is almost impossible to live, and it is difficult to find a job in the Greater Victoria area to pay for the cost of living.
"I used to be an executive director and general manager.
I changed the business from a deficit to a million. dollar profits.
When I came here, my age, my education, my experience and-
Unfortunately in the end
My disability played a huge role in not finding the job I needed.
Daw, who retired from the competition in 2007, came from Ontario.
He served as general manager of the Vancouver Curling Club.
"I helped transition the building from curling facility to community mode in 2010 and now known as the summit center," said Daw, who is now working on security in the capital area.
Daw diploma in American school of law and safety managementS.
Bachelor degree in business administration and many Microsoft certifications.
"But at the end of the day, these are the big four: my age, my experience --
Because I'm too senior.
This is my disability and they ended up causing the fourth question: can you replace me?
I met it again and again, "he said.
"At this time, in order to survive, I may have to give up and auction the two biggest things I have in my life --
This is my Olympic ring and my Olympic medal . "
"In order to maintain the rent, I may be there in two months.
"The ring will only earn interest at the value of gold.
There are not so many medals.
"This is unique.
There are no other rings like this in the world, and there will never be, but someone will buy it by the weight of gold and melt it, where I have rent, "he said.
"Olympic medals, this is another problem.
This will be handed over to a collector who won't get the value it deserves and then I will never get it.
But in order to survive, you have to do what you need to do.
"The long relationship between Daw and eight-
One year's marriage ended in separation.
There are three children involved: 15-and 13-year-
Old stepson and a sevenyear-
He's with his wife.
"Due to a series of challenges in terms of finding a job and so on, unfortunately my relationship with my wife has deteriorated," he said . ".
"I can barely support myself, not to mention three children.
I'm not here to make millions. I’m not.
But it would be nice to be able to take your daughter or son out for ice cream.
It is very difficult to do this here.
Her employer is great, but in an industry that doesn't pay a lot of money, she says.
"When you sit there and count the bills, you have children --
Support payments and other things.
The rent for a smaller single apartment is $1,000.
It is not enough to live by it alone.
"With the help of friends, Daw will move to a new building in June 1.
"But what you have to do," he says of having to sell his cherished work, which is not quite in tune with George Caris of Curling News.
"Chris is a pioneer in curling sports and he basically helped write the rules book for wheelchair curling," Karrys said, a silver medal at 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan.
"A few years later, he was the only one interested in keeping the network --
Streaming reports from the Canadian Championship, he was not given any help or consideration at all.
"It's unbelievable that he has bad luck this time.
He may not have told you that he has also struggled with cancer in the past year and has overcome it --again.
He may not have told you that he will be employed as a provincial amateur sports position
His references are called-
The organization then withdrew the job from the market. Who does that? ” Karrys asked.
"I 've known Chris Daw for a long time and he deserves help.
Now he needs it.
"Daw, once considered the fastest wheelchair athlete in the world, parachuted from a plane in a wheelchair.
He is a silver and bronze medalist at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships and a former World Cup champion for the sport.
"You said the name of the Paralympic Games, and I also participated.
I'm one of a dozen people representing Canada for the Summer and Winter Paralympics, "he said.
Daw is sitting in a wheelchair and walking around, but is not considered to be paralyzed or paralyzed by limbs.
He is a survivor of the fetal stroke, a rare disease.
"My uterus stroke has affected me from my knees to my feet --
The muscles did not grow out.
From my knees to my hips, the muscles grow to varying degrees, and the same is true on the left side, just like a stroke patient.
I'm not half paralyzed, and I'm not four limbs paralyzed, but in motion I'm qualified to have both.
Now he just wants to take a break.
"I still owe money from paychecks to paychecks.
Again, I'm not here to make millions of dollars, but it would be nice not to figure out where I'm going to eat next week, "said Daw, he also served as a motivational speaker and curling commentator for Paralympic sports television.
He was an ice pot sports analyst at the Sochi Paralympic Games in 2014.
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