February 22nd, 2017
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Hope

Is it really over? I don’t want it to be. I want to run. I want to run far and fast. My mind doesn’t want to accept what I found out last week. My heart is truly broken more than my body. I love peaches but life isn’t always peaches n cream.

A few weeks ago I was in a car accident. I was rear ended on the highway. Traffic was coming to a stop for construction when the driver behind me took his eyes off the road and slammed into me. At first I was rattled up and stiff but didn’t think I had suffered injuries that would prevent me from doing what I love. 

My doctor told me last week that I have herniated disks and problems with my spine and neck. He said if I run I could possibly suffer major complications that would result in immediate back surgery. He told me not to run or jump. I asked for how long and he said I might be able to run again when I’m 60. 

It’s been a very emotional week. I don’t want to accept the reality of what I’m facing. There are so many things I haven’t done yet but I’m not going to give up. I plan on taking the same advice I give my players and focussing on what I can do. I don’t know when but I will get clearance to run again. 

In the meantime I’m still actively giving back through my charity. Partnering up with Laceclips has been a great relationship. Last week we enjoyed a Heat game together. This week we will give away 50 brand new basketballs to the underprivileged children at the Overtown Youth Center with Alonzo Mourning. 

When one door closes, multiple doors tend to open. There’s a lot about my future that I do not know. Here are some things that I do know: I will continue to exercise however I can. I will continue to give back to the community however I can. I will give my clients the utmost service to help them reach their basketball and  fitness goals. I will focus on what I can do rather than what I can’t and remain positive because although a love has been removed from my life, I still have a lot to be grateful for. 

I have hope,

Doc 

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