By David Perea

Knowing that I may never touch that court again hurts. Playing basketball was my happy place, and having this sickness it’s been messing with my head. I’ve ended up getting depression, losing interest in things, and been down. Having this got to me, like why me out of everyone throwing their life away why me, someone who is trying to go out and do something. And when I got the news of not being able to play basketball because of my high blood pressure, that hurt me more. The doctors told me I could end up having a heart attack if I pushed my body too hard. I’ve ended up losing about 12 pounds making progress, but the high blood pressure is still there. I’ve been doing a lot of praying to get the chance to play basketball this year, I’ve been making progress I’m starting to do more exercises, lift weights, slowly getting back to what my body is used to. 

An injury I suffered, it may be hard to get up but you have to get up

      Life’s been really hard lately. I’ve been thinking of what’s the easiest way out but there isn’t an easy way out. You have to keep pushing yourself even when you think there’s no way out. Like with my I though there was going to be no way out but I slowly started getting back to what I like. Doctors are going to say I can’t play yet, I agree not yet but when I reach my potential I’m going to let it loose on that court. I’m going to make it happen, I have that mindset that I’m going to end up playing basketball this year, it’s definitely going to be one of the hardest things that I have ever done. But I believe it’s a faze that my Lord put in front of me to teach me a lesson. 

     That’s how it is for many of us. We’re all fighting battles that not many know of. It’s going to be hard, that’s one thing I can guarantee. But if you get through it and defeat it that’s on you. It’s how you go at it that counts. You may think that there is no way out but that thing was put in front of you because only you can handle it. If someone else were put in your situation they could’ve folded. You just push through because you can handle it, the only way you won’t be able to do it is if you are not putting your mindset to it.

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