The beautiful story of a blind person who has become a player of his favorite team
Here is the beautiful story of Jake Olson, a blind boy who, despite his condition, managed to be hired by an American football team. His sad story began at the age of 8, when he was diagnosed with left eye cancer. To prevent it from spreading to the brain, the doctors had to remove the eye. After years of treatment, even the right eye had the same fate.
As a big fan of the University of Southern California football team, the Trojans, he asked to see their games and participate in their training before the surgery that would have blinded him to life.
Crescendo tried to understand how to make the most of his passion for football and he understood that he could still play as a long snapper, the role in which the player holds the ball in his hand resting on the ground and starts the action. In fact, it is a constant position, where sensations matter a lot.
So Jake introduced himself to the coach of the high school team he attended. Initially he was taken very seriously but, having resumed at the beginning of the following season, after having trained hard, the team and the coach understood that the boy was serious.
Once he entered the high school team he realized that nothing was impossible, so he auditioned for the Trojan team and was selected, managing to take the field not as a mascot or fan, but as a real player!