A single father adopts a sick youngster and then grows him to be an Olympic champion.

Jerry Windle never imagined he’d be able to be a father.

The nineties were a very different period for him as a single guy, but a magazine article about a father who adopted a kid from Cambodia would alter everything.

As he read the letter between the father and his kid, Jerry sensed a glimmer of optimism.

As a result, he called the phone number for an adoption business mentioned on the website, assuring them that he had discovered the number in an article. He then inquired as to whether or not a single person may adopt a kid.

Yes, according to the service.

Jerry found himself holding an 18-month-old ill kid at an orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, only a few months after that.

Jordan, the infant, was infected with scabies and intestinal parasites. The young kid was underweight and afflicted by a number of serious diseases at the time.

Jerry took in the youngster and cared for him till he recovered his health. He went on to represent his nation in the Olympics in Tokyo, despite his initial illness.

Jordan Windle was left in an orphanage in Cambodia when he was barely a year old, after the death of his biological parents.

After finishing second in the Olympic trials, he was selected to represent the United States on the U.S. Olympic Diving Team.

Jordan claims that his father is the loudest person in the crowd when he competes, and that this is true. Jerry was unable to go to Tokyo because to COVID limitations at the time, but he continued to support his son.

“I wish he could be there, but it doesn’t really affect what I’m going to do: have a good time, show off a little, and put on a show for everyone.”

Jordan expressed his desire to “make him proud.” “That is my objective, and I believe I will succeed in doing so,” Jordan added.

Jordan, at seven years old, made an impression on a guy called Tim O’Brien while at summer camp. In his conversation with Jerry, O’Brien said that Jordan reminded him of the renowned diver, Greg Louganis. A swimmer who was coached by his own father.

Jordan began diving when he was seven years old. At the age of nine, he won his first national junior national championship.

Jordan never forgets where he came from. Despite the fact that he grew raised in the United States, he felt a strong connection to Cambodia during the Olympics. He even has a tattoo of the Cambodian flag on his forearm to prove it.

Jerry, together with his family and friends, had a viewing party at his house to show their entire support for his kid.

Jerry, together with his family and friends, had a viewing party at his house to show their entire support for his kid.

Although upsetting, I recognize that this is Jordan’s journey’s culmination, and I want him to enjoy it to the fullest extent possible. “… “That’s something I’ve always wanted for him,” Jerry expressed his desire.

Afterwards, Jordan said that he will be thinking about his father during the tournament.

In response to the question, “Why do you dive?” the athlete said, “I dive just for my father and how much he enjoys seeing me.”

We would not be where we are now if it weren’t for him making all of the sacrifices he has, as well as his love and support throughout the whole time we’ve been together.” I owe him a debt of gratitude for everything, including all of my achievements. It’s been an incredible experience with him, and we’re still on the same track.”

By Elen

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