There are some moments in life you’re sure to never forget. For Jules Hoogland of Michigan, a blind teen, one of those moments is certainly this free throw. The 17-year-old student is a junior at Zeeland East High School, and she plays basketball. More specifically, she’s a member on her school’s Unified Sports team — this means both students with and without disabilities are on the team.
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During one of their games, this blind teen found herself in the position to shoot a free throw. Because Jules can’t see the ball or the hoop, someone uses a long stick to gently tap near the basket. This allows Jules to get an idea of where to throw the ball.
To ensure that Jules is able to hear, every single person in the room falls silent. Not a single person in the audience of 2,500 dares to make a sound. Instead, they patiently watch as Jules concentrates.
Crowd Goes Wild for Blind Teen’s Free Throw
Then, in an instant, Jules throws the ball… and it goes right in! Just like that, the room transforms from silence to an eruption of cheers. Even folks on the opposing team can’t help but celebrate!
“Beautiful and compassionate,” one commenter writes. “Every child should experience this attitude throughout their school years. Less competition and the offering of genuine support and affirmations would immediately make the world a better place.”
Watch this talented blind teen successfully score on a free throw in the awesome video below.
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