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Young Philippine Girl Makes Own Nikies from Bandages


Thu 22 Oct 2020 | 06:40 PM
Sara Goda

The young Philippine girl Rhea Bullos who is only 11 years old couldn’t afford to buy herself the Nike running shoes she needed for her race in the Iloilo Schools Sports Council Meet. However, that didn’t stop her from competing.

The young girl decided to make her own Nike running shoes, she wrapped her feet in bandages and then went on to draw the Nike logo with marker on her makeshift Nike running shoes.

Despite only having bandages covering her feet, Bullos succeeded in winning three gold medals, one in the 400-meter race, one in the 800-meter race, and one in the 1500 meter race.

Once Bullos' story was posted on social media, it immediately went viral and now many people consider her an inspiration and look up to her, her determination and her hard work.

It is noteworthy that Nike contacted the young athlete and gave her a pair of her dream running shoes. Also, she was contacted by Jeff Cariaso, the head coach of the professional basketball team the Alaska Aces and the CEO of the Titans 22 basketball store who used his platform to help and support Bullos.