Alaska coach Cariaso gives barefoot wonder new shoes

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 18, 2019 04:39 PM
Alaska coach Cariaso gives barefoot wonder new shoes
Barefoot wonder Rhea Bullos receives new pairs of shoes. (Photo from coach Jeffrey Cariaso's IG account: thejet_22)

Alaska coach Jeffrey Cariaso gave young trackster Rhea Bullos an early Christmas gift as the barefoot wonder from Balasan, Iloilo recieved pairs of shoes from the former PBA player.

Bullos won three gold medals recently in an integrated meet in Iloilo City despite running without wearing shoes and her feet just wrapped in cloth tape.   


How do you define DETERMINATION? Here’s one example. Rhea Bullos inspired many, myself included, when her story came out about her make shift Nikes and how she still won 3 Gold Medals in the Iloilo Sports Council Meet. Despite not having shoes to run in, she didn’t use it as an excuse. This 11 year old phenom tapes up her feet, drew a NIKE Swoosh on it, and ran her race. No excuses. No limits. I mention this only because Rhea has teammates who also need your help. If you would like to extend a hand, I can connect you to her adviser Mrs. Jinky Gasendo. My goal is to reach out and help her teammates and school. The more the merrier so kindly let me know so I can connect you.

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The  compelling story of Bullos, 11, as well as the other members of their athletics team drew praises from netizenes with some including Cariaso donating shoes.

Her story was first aired on Dec. 10 in Bandila.

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