Real Teens. Real Challenges. Real Solutions.

Sebastian Douglas

Sebastian grew up playing basketball with friends in the park; his skills improved through middle and high school. When a friend was killed in an accident, Sebastian was eager to take part in a basketball tournament organized to raise money for his friend’s funeral – and during the game, tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). He worked hard to return to the court, and won a spot as a starting point guard on Cleveland State’s basketball team – then tore his ACL again. Doctors told him his basketball career was over since ACL injuries weaken knee stability and movement. But Sebastian wasn’t ready to accept that verdict – while he pursued physical therapy, he also prayed and had others praying for him. To see the results – and how he inspires others by mentoring younger students.