Personal Narrative: A Career In College Sports

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It was a beautiful Friday afternoon playing softball for only a short amount of time until I noticed a pain that was constant and was not going away. I continued to play not thinking it was something serious. Soon after my arm went numb and tingly, everyone was very concerned, especially my parents. I went to multiply doctors until we found out what was wrong, I had an inflamed and irritated rotator cuff and an inflamed tendon. I did not think I would ever play again and neither did my teammates, coaches, and family members. I could not give up on my dreams of playing college softball at the age of fifteen. I continued to play for another three seasons. Sports players are some of the strongest people who fight through an injury or personal…show more content…
Austin Hatch dream has always been to play college basketball. Hatch has experienced some serious step backs that might change someone’s goal. In 2003, Austin was in a plane crash that killed his mom, brother and sister only him and his dad survived. Then again in 2011 Hatch was in another plane crash that his dad was the pilot, which killed his dad and stepmother. Hatch survived this plane crash, although he had very serious injuries; he had a traumatic brain injury, a broken collarbone and a punctured lung, after being placed in a medically induced coma for eight weeks. After the second plane crash Hatch knew that he was not mentally and physically ready to go back to playing basketball. After a short break be was mentally and physically ready to come back to basketball. In 2014-2015, Hatch became a freshman at the University of Michigan. At his first game back on the court since the crash he scored his first basket in a college basketball game on November 13, 2014. After being in two plane crashes Hatch did not give up on his dreams of playing college basketball. Many thought that he would not be able to come back after two plane crashes let alone a traumatic brain injury. Hatch has said that it has been hard to find someone to relate too “It would be interesting to talk to someone who has been through something similar. But I haven’t found him yet. I’m not sure anyone- I don’t know for sure- I’m not sure anyone has been in two plane crashes” (Moore,
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