By David Perea
When you get something taken away from you that hurts but you can do something about it right? Like if someone takes your food, your ball, or even your phone you can get it back and do something about it right? Now imagine if you get something taken away from you like that but you can’t do anything about it. That what I am in right now. This sickness I have to everything from me. It took the game of basketball away from me. This year was one of the most important for me because it was where I would have a chance to get noticed by colleges. I would’ve had the chance to make a name for me. Even if I get lucky my senior year it is going to be hard to get attention my senior year. I was looking forward to this year and now that it’s over I have no motivation for school for anything. Slowly this disease is taking everything from me. Currently I am on a list for a transplant. My kidneys are now even worse, working at an 18%.
Knowing none of the medication is working is hard because I don’t get to do the things that I love. Basketball was a way out of all the stress. It was a place of relaxation, to leave everything you had on that court. Fighting for every point, every rebound, every possession, it was a fight for 32 minutes. Basketball was that happy place that I found at a young age. I already had adversities when I started freshman year. Even my own coach told me “by the looks of it you’re not gonna make the team.” Now look I was one of the key roles for the team. And now that it’s over just like that, it’s a feeling of pain you have to get used to. But what hurts the most isn’t even that it was taken away from me, it’s the fact I can’t do anything about it.