He is looking to qualify for the Paralympic World Series and PanPacific Paralympic Games later this year.
Roderick Sewell Jackson was always forced to adapt to adversity — and overcome it.
Growing up without a father in the picture, he had both legs amputated above the knee before the age of 2. He then spent ages 7-12 without a home.
Somehow, he always managed to keep a smile on his face.
“The best thing to do is stay humble and look for the positive,” he said. “It makes you want to do more and do better. I have never let my situation hold me back.”