Unfortunately, Malta’s favourite athlete, Jake Vella is back in hospital due to his ultra-rare condition, ROHHAD. But being bed ridden is not stopping Jake from taking on his next challenge – swimming from Comino to Malta.
ROHHAD is a rare condition which affects children, causing them to gain weight and have difficulty breathing, together with other health related problems.
But there is some good news amongst all of this. Jake has been nominated for the People’s Choice Award at this year’s SportMalta National Awards.
Jake Vella is the youngest nominee at this year’s SportAwards, which includes everyone from Malta’s national Water polo team to super inspirational Paralympic athlete Antonio Flores.
Well done Jake and we hope you get well soon, our prayers are with you.