Never Again

Scholarship Entrant: Khari from St. Louis, Missouri
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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He sits there motionless with his heart beating passively. So focused, anxious, with his heart in sync with the clock; it crescendos with every beat. He listens to the doctor’s words with each delivering a knockout blow. “ I’m sorry but you will never play again.” He remembers the countless hours, the blood, sweat and tears that he put into his craft. He remembers promising his mother that she won’t have to work three jobs once he makes it and telling his brother they will be out of this place soon. He remembers the columnists who wrote that he was too small, not fast enough and will never make. He remembers the coach who turned him from a boy to a man. If I could wake up and do one thing for the rest of my life it would be Athletic Training. I want to graduate with my Bachelors in Athletic Training then obtain my M.S. in injury prevention and rehabilitation. My goal is to prevent athletes from going through a career ending injury. No athlete should be put through the emotional stress of rehabilitation and then become re-injured. I plan to educate athletes and become an advocate on safety. An athlete is more than an entertainer; they’re are role models, idles, and people. We make emotional ties with them and their injury becomes ours. I believe with the right education I can keep athletes healthy and decrease the amount who have to hear that they can never play again.

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