EVENT DATE: Oct 11, 2013
I am a Basketball player and it is my biggest passion. I only realized this when i couldn't play it any more.
It was shortly after I had turned 16 years that I incurred a major injury ( tripple fracture of my upper tibia bone) at a baskeball match I played with my school team. Till then life was all about having fun and taking it as easy as possible. All changed after that.Taking it easy became my worst nightmare and it wasn't fun at all. I wanted so badly what I wasn't able to do, that was playing Basketball. It was in this time when I learned that besides the excellent medical treatment and loads of support I got, it was only me who would get back on the court. I had to patiently work build up my body again, one step at a time, and I learned that being constraint can be an opportunity to become good in what you have and can do. I was shooting and observing for month.
I am privileged and a citizen of the world, with having a nationality different from the one of the country I am living in, mainly hanging out with folks who are like me - different in so many ways - that we don't even see it. I am going to a good school, travelling continents once or twice a year and perceive myself home, where it feels good.
My injury and who I am allowed me to shape my dreams and passion regardless of my physical limitations. As soon as I was allowed to play again I looked for more challenging teams and was allowed to play with the Zanaki Basketball club. I started traning there and made friends who are not as prilegded as I am and the kids I used to hang out with. I started assiting in BB clinics and camps for kids at my school but also at Zanaki BB club and I realized, that BB is the key for success.
I learned because I was injured that all it takes is all I had, I only need to use it. Kids who get into BB learn rules, discipline, build up strength and stamina, develope strategies and plans, be part of a team and be reliable and all of that is great fun. What else is it what is needed to be successful? Not sure, i am still young and aiming for the stars but I certainly won't forget my friends at ZANAKI...they need improved their court to make it safe, they also would excel with a second court and wash rooms.
That's what I raising money for...yearly ???kids will be learning basic live skille through basketball and they'll have fun.