Her current outlook is bleak, but one of the overwhelming positives is her teammates and community gathering around her.
“Reese really means a lot to our team. She is a bright light to all of us.
Bridget Leo, Franklin Women’s Basketball Senior Captain for Sophomore Reese Doyon
senior captain bridgette leo It was noted how much everyone in the program loved and admired Doyoung. I’m surprised.
“Reese really means a lot to our team,” said Leo. “She’s a bright light to all of us.”
Since being diagnosed in June, Doyoung has had hundreds of seizures, some lasting 10 minutes. More commonly, from 30 minutes she takes an hour. Many people go on for 3 to 5 hours.
The scariest thing in her eyes is when she starts having seizures when she is doing her homework around 6pm and wakes up around 10pm and has to take a shower and go to bed, remembering nothing.
Understandably, Do-young suffers from the extreme unpredictability of her situation. Launched a GoFundMe page to raise funds for service dogs. This page has already made her over $58,000 in a week and plans to donate the extra money to spread awareness about FND.
“It’s definitely nice to have everyone’s support, but I never thought in my life that I would have to post a GoFundMe asking for money to help me because I’m sick.” Doyoung said.
While many in her position would take a pause from basketball, Doyoung did the opposite. Doyoung, a 5-foot-7 guard who grew up in Bellingham and moved from Feehan to Franklin this offseason at Bishop Doyon, is involved as a de facto assistant to her coach.
franklin coach John LeightonFor the first time during this fall’s unified basketball season, I was impressed by Doyoung’s unselfishness. In another game, she reminded her teammates how much fun it was to have the ball in motion.
“It’s great to see a kid her age get out of herself in her own situation and really focus on other people,” Leighton said. I don’t know how she does it.It’s very touching.”
Doyoung greatly appreciates Franklin’s homely atmosphere, as well as his coaches, teammates, and athletic trainers. Jen Edmonds for their unwavering support. She still hopes to get back on the court soon, but has been sidelined for the time being as she continues to miss school in the meantime. I played, but started taking the sideline in the third quarter and had to leave.
She has been arrested at work, gyms and many other public places. Since the seizures occur exclusively at night, Do-young’s social calendar changes significantly. On Saturday she couldn’t walk until 5pm so had to wait to see if we could go out for her brother’s birthday.
Some people feel fine soon after an attack, but many others are unable to move from the waist down for some time after the attack. Also, I can’t speak for a while after that, so I have to sit on my bed or couch without going to school. These symptoms may last him up to 24 hours.
When she goes out, Amy usually sits on the couch with her stomach pierced, constantly checking her phone and anxiously waiting for her email.
“The scary thing is that a lot of times you don’t even know it’s coming,” Reese said. 例文 The other night, I accidentally fell and hit my head on the toilet counter.
One of the more frustrating elements of the ordeal is FND’s lack of pediatric services. Doyoung says she won’t be 18 until October, so until then she has to endure a very uncomfortable condition in order to get her to the doctor sooner.
“I think that’s the hardest part,” Amy said. “There is now no light at the end of the tunnel.”
She has been to the emergency room, had multiple EEGs, and seen a neurologist and a therapist, but the problem has not been resolved.
Amy describes her daughter as a fighter and a “go, go, go” person. Go, go, go may not be as visible as she used to be, but her fighting spirit is more than ever.
Do-young knows that no matter how discouraging her situation is, she isn’t going through it alone. For that she is grateful.
“The team definitely has my back,” said Doyoung. “They know how to show it.”
If you are interested in helping Doyon, you can do so here.
▪ Quincy (7-1) also hopes to bring the community together to help the members of the program. Priscilla BonicaCaptain of the 2021 class, currently battling a brain tumor.
Quincy High will host two donation games on Saturday as a fundraising event for the Battle of Bonica. Pembroke and Abington will play at 4 p.m.
coach Sarah Conlon I taught Bonica a class as a freshman and tutored her as a senior. She says Alum continues to fight her condition with the same spirit she brought to her court.
“[Bonica] Even though she was just playing with her heart and fighting this, she still keeps her sense of humor,” Conlon said. She’s the one who has to go through things, but she still embodies a team player.”
▪ From March 17th to 19th, the state basketball championship will be held again at Tsongas Center. MIAA has approximately 12-14 sites available for state semi-finals, delegating matches based on geographic convenience.
▪ MIAA will release the first power rating update for winter sports on Friday.
games to watch
Friday, No. 10 Cathedral No. 3 Bishop Feehan, 6:30 pm — Shamrock (7-0) looks to maintain perfection in their Catholic Central League showdown with the Panthers (7-2).
Friday, 2nd Medfield, Dover Sherborne, 6:30pm — The Warriors (8-0) visit the Tri-Valley League’s top opponents with the Raiders (7-1).
Friday, No. 7 Woburn at No. 14 Winchester, 7pm — Red & Black set a 9-0 record and hosted Middlesex League powerhouses Tanners (7-1).
Tuesday, 8 Foxboro, Attleboro, 6:30 p.m. — The Bombardiers (5-1) have won five in a row, but face their toughest test of the season as they clash with the Warriors (6-1) of the Hokkomok League.
Tuesday, Durphy, No. 17 Bridgewater-Raynham, 6:30pm — Another undefeated test as the Hilltoppers (8-0) move to battle the Trojans (5-2).
Correspondent Ethan Fuller contributed to this article.
Trevor Hass can be reached at email@example.com.