Ella Rodriguez feature

2020 CCC Athlete Bio Ella Rodriguez
Challenge: Below Knee Amputee
Sports: Wheelchair Basketball, Track and Field/Running, Wheelchair Tennis, Surfing, Sitting Volleyball, Archery

Ella’s Christmas wish as a child to have other amputee friends like her resulted in a connection with CAF. Born with a club foot it was through sport that Ella found confidence, fitness, peers, and community. Ella is involved in dance, track & field, and wheelchair basketball; she plays wheelchair basketball with the Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program varsity team, finishing first in the Western conference and 8th at Nationals last year. Ella’s development has earned her opportunities to attend development camps at the Olympic Training Center. She also attending our 3-day surf clinic in June, 2018 where she learned from Team CAF elite mentors like Mike Coots!

Dream: My dream is to compete in the 2024 Paralympics.
How CAF changed my life: CAF has changed my life by providing a community to lean on and equipment to play the sports I love.
 
 

In The Media

15-year old amputee shares how sports helped her find a sense of belonging
SF Grant Night – Kate Steinle Memorial Fund Grant to Ella Rodriguez
Sports gives 15-year-old Ella a sense of belonging

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