Jessa Khan has just announced that she has donated all the money she received for winning the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games to the Cambodian Red Cross. Khan is undoubtedly one of the most famous BJJ athletes that compete at the SEA Games and she was able to make the trip to compete in her home country of Cambodia in the 2023 edition, as they were the host nation. She took home the gold medal in the 52kg no gi division at the prestigious event and also won a silver medal in the gi. Khan is a regular competitor at the event too, as she won a gold medal back in 2019 as well.
It’s always good when athletes decide to give back to the communities that support them, so naturally Jessa Khan was met with great responses from her fans when she announced the decision to donate her winnings from the 2023 SEA Games to the Cambodian Red Cross. The organization has been running for almost 70 years now and it is actually the largest humanitarian organization in the country. It has been a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies since 1960 and they do some fantastic work all across the country on a regular basis. The donation that Khan made will be put to good use making a significant difference in the lives of plenty of people across Cambodia.
Khan was actually born in America, but is of Cambodian descent so is eligible to represent them in the SEA Games as a result. She’s also a regular competitor on the world stage where she represents Art of Jiu-Jitsu too, where she made her journey through the adult coloured belt system after joining their kids program as an orange belt. She’s medalled at IBJJF major events on several occasions since being promoted to black belt, with the highest point of her career on that circuit coming when she won the light-featherweight division at the 2022 Pan Championship.
Jessa Khan announced that she had donated the money she received for winning the SEA games to the Cambodian Red Cross in a recent post to her official Instagram account: