It was spring of 2008 when the news came. He was a sophomore, and the year was winding down. School had gone relatively well up until the point when his life changed forever. He had kept his grades up all year long, maintaining straight A’s while playing for the prestigious JV Basketball team and keeping involved in other extracurricular activities. However, something inside of him just didn’t feel quite right. He began to experience a lack of motivation, a shorter attention span, an increase in laziness, and just an overall resent for the building in which his learning took place. After consulting with multiple specialists in the fields of orthopedics, optometry, and psychiatry, the verdict was in. Senioritis, and a terrible case of it. The doctors had never seen anything like it before. “But he’s so young!” “What an innocent soul!” These were just a few comments he received on the reg from the specialists he went to see. From that moment on every breath he took was a defiance of the diagnosis that was his own curse. Every day was a struggle to complete the simplest of worksheets and assignments given to him by his teachers. Without a doubt his family, friends, and that little light at the end of the tunnel called college were the only things that kept him going. So, two years have passed, and he is now a cured man. Thanks to tenacity, courage, and hope that the little light at the end of the tunnel has gotten a lot bigger.
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