Thursday March 12th, started off as normal spring break training day. We went on the water and had a solid practice followed by a surprise by the coaches: a water gun fight. After practice we were running around splashing each other with our water guns and jumping in the lake without a care in the world. As we all made our way up to the boathouse, I saw some teammates crying and in distress. It was not until I grabbed my phone from my locker that I saw what my teammates had seen. NCAA cancelled our season, just one week after we had our first race. Our coaches got confirmation and we were all heartbroken. I was diagnosed with diabetes just a year before (two months before the start of racing). I made a comeback last year, earning 1st in the American Athletic Conference and 15th at the NCAA Championships. This year I had gotten even faster, and was ready to show the world what more I can do as a person and as a person with Type 1.
"This is not how I thought I would be spending my season, however, this is the reality."