Chief Instructor Gordon McIver recieves Inspiration award
Mr McIver’s dedication to Sooyang Do whilst battling prostate cancer led him to receiving the Inspiration award at this years Aberdeen’s Sport Awards........
UKSA Chairman Mr McIver was diagnosed with prostate cancer over a year ago and throughout his treatment has carried on training and coaching at his local clubs, and has also continued with his other various Sooyang Do roles and responsibilities. During this time, as well as dealing with his own illness Mr McIver has been there to help and support fellow students and their families with their own personal battles with cancer.
Still undergoing treatment Mr McIver explained how Sooyang Do has given him an escape from his illness and has given him something positive to concentrate on.
Mr McIver was nominated multiple times for this award and was extremely humbled by being called an “inspiration” by his nominees and said “ I’m very pleased to have won this award, but really I’m just a grumpy old man” he joked As one of Sooyang Dos’ founder instructors Mr McIver explained how Sooyang Do has kept him motivated and driven throughout his illness. “I just seize the day and carry on” said Mr McIver “I try and not let things get me down and just carry on and hopefully things will work out all right”.
Pictured below Mr McIver with members from Portlethen & Summerhill Sooyang Do Clubs
Posted on: 04 November 2017