“Hearing Aid Ninja” to organize training session for hearing impaired children – St George News
“Hearing Aid Ninja” Jaden Sylvester of St. George, Utah competes in “American Ninja Warrior” Season 13, Tacoma, Washington, March 2021 | Photo courtesy of Tirsah Sylvester, St. George News
ST. GEORGE – A teenager from St. George who participated in “American Ninja Warrior” earlier this year is organizing a ninja training session for hearing-impaired youth.
The free hour-long event, aimed at children aged 5 to 12 who wear hearing aids, is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 23 at the Grip Fitness Center. Location of the City of Washington at 1502 E. Washington Dam Road.
Jaden Sylvester, 19, said his goal was to teach children basic ninja skills while having fun.
Additionally, Sylvester said he wants young people to know that their hearing impairments should not prevent them from achieving their goals or fulfilling their dreams.
“I want them to know that they can overcome any obstacle in their life,” he said.
Sylvester, who calls himself the “Hearing Aid Ninja,” was a contender for the 13th and final season of the popular TV show, which features contestants traversing a series of physically challenging obstacles on a timed obstacle course.
Although Sylvester didn’t make it past the first round of the competition, which was filmed in the Seattle area earlier this year, another St. George-area competitor, 15-year-old Kai Beckstrand, ended up falling behind. qualify for the season. finals. Kai’s parents, Brian and Holly Beckstrand, own and operate The Grip Fitness, which has ninja gyms at two locations in the St. George area.
Sylvester, who has been actively training ninja fitness for four years, said he already plans to try again for the show next year.
Graduating from Desert Hills High School in 2020, Sylvester is currently enrolled at Dixie Tech, where he is studying computer coding and phone application development.
Jaden’s mother, Tirsah Sylvester, said her son had come a long way from the “super skinny kid” he was at age 11 when he started wearing hearing aids.
Although Jaden was initially nervous about wearing his hearing aids, especially to school, he soon realized how much they had helped him, his mother said.
“He just accepted it and was like, whatever, if that was what he had to do,” she said.
“I can hear with that,” Jaden had told him. “I want to be able to hear my friends and all that.”
- What: “Hearing Aid Ninja” minicamp session for children aged 5 to 12 who wear hearing aids.
- When: Saturday 23 October from 10:30 am to 11:30 am
- Where: The Grip Fitness Center, 1502 E. Washington Dam Road, Washington City.
- Admission fee. Participants are requested to pre-register by calling or texting Tirsah Sylvester at 435-272-8036.
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