When it comes to transformational journeys, there aren't many greater than that taken by this Paralympian. Ernie was scouted by a coach while struggling to teach himself to swim in the sea. Within just a few years, he found himself in second place at the Philippine Olympic Festival. He then went from success to success, winning three bronze medals at the 2014 Asian Para Games, followed by a gold at the 2015 ASEAN Para Games. In the most recent Asian Para Games held in 2018, he’s won two gold and three silver medals.
“I want to show that I can turn my disability into something positive.”