READ: Hidilyn Diaz’ 2019 post on financial support; look where she is now

Published July 27, 2021, 1:47 AM

by Jane Kingsu-Cheng

I’m not crying, you’re crying!

Our very first gold medal, and it’s all thanks to Hidilyn Diaz passion and unrelentless perseverance. We knew that she was exceptional and she would go places.

But life as a national athlete is not easy. Aside from religious and hardcore training, one needs enough finances to match the dedication of these athletes. As seen from one of her posts back in 2019, “It is okay to ask sponsorship sa mga private companites towards Tokyo 2020? Hirap na hirap na ako, I need financial support. Sa tingin niyo okay lang kaya, nahihihya kasi ako pero try ko kapalan mukha ko para sa minimithi kong pangarap para sa atin bansa na maiwui ang gold medal sa Olympics (I’m having a hard time, I need financial support. Do you think it’s okay to ask for help? I’m embarrased to ask but I will muster up the courage to ask so I can reach for my dream to bring home a gold medal from the Olympics).”

Hidilyn’s win is an inspiring one, and this post also reminds us that it’s okay to ask for help to reach for your dreams. Congratulations!