As a child, I was clueless to the level of poverty we were living in. Mom raised us to work as hard as possible at whatever task was before us, be willing to help others in need and be grateful for what we are given... all lessons that made the foundation of who I am today.
Every person who participates in sports won't become a professional athlete. But everyone should have the same opportunities to chase their dreams. I may not have the same basketball gifts as a Kobe Bryant or LeBron James, but like them I was given a chance for equal play.