If you’re looking for inspiration today, the story of 17-year-old Jules Hoogland will no doubt give you all that! Jules is the junior of the New Zealand East Armenian basketball team in Michigan, and his latest achievement was widespread and he appeared in the center of everyone’s attention.
It was the last game of the season, which was attended by more than 2,500 people. The gym was quite crowded to watch the zealand’s united sports basketball team, which included students with and without disabilities.
Jules is blind, but the team played with the help of his classmate, senior Allie Gaffy, who is standing behind him in court. Jules says. “He’s my eye on the court because I do not have my hand to trust him here to make sure he does not let me hit the ball and he will lead me in the right direction.”
Jules walked towards the solid line to make a free throw. The gym crowd was silent at that moment. Class assistant Cheryl Booth hit the bottom of the board with a yellow column to signal the location of the hoof.
Hearing the tapes, Jules immediately threw his blow and nailed it. The crowd immediately started to rejoice. Everyone was smiling and celebrating! Jules was even a little excited after the throw.
He told the interviewer. “I was like that, I did not even expect such a thing from myself. And then the applause was loud. ” The crowd was very supportive and his teammates were celebrating that victory as they had won the championship.
Jules now has an average of 4.0 points, and he is mainly trying to learn how to live independently in life. Her mother hopes her daughter’s strength will inspire others. This story, of course, inspires and encourages many.