An article in the Visalia Times-Delta brings us the inspiring story of David Moreno, a Tulare Union High School student who was partially paralyzed after a car accident last September. Driving home from the county fair, David’s father lost control of the car and it flipped over seven times. His father was not seriously injured, but doctors say David might never walk again.
Despite the life-altering injury, David was back to school in a few weeks, and his resilience and spirit have inspired his classmates, teachers, and especially his soccer teammates. He continued to support the team from the sidelines and on Senior Night his coach penciled him into the starting lineup. The Times-Delta reports:
“David was wheeled to midfield and lifted out of his chair onto the ground. Porterville deliberately kicked the ball out of bounds after the opening whistle and the Redskins called for a substitution. Both teams lined up facing each other to create a tunnel as the Tulare Union coaches carried their tearful captain off the field.”