Samuel Lee was born with a connective tissue disorder. But it hasn’t stopped him from being part of the Bronco family. This season, he hasn’t missed a single match, and after being drafted , he will be a bronco tennis player forever.
“It really crystallizes the beauty of the sport and the beauty of belonging. Everybody you know what happens to have something to do and something to belong to,” BSU Tennis Coach Greg Patton said.
The team will be left with lifetime lasting lessons. Samuel recently celebrated his 12th birthday and the whole team celebrated with him, taking part in mini golfing and go carting.
“From the scheme of life, tennis doesn’t really mean anything. But you know right now, in the scheme of our life, and the scheme of his life, tennis means a lot. We just hope we can give him a fraction of what he gives to us,” Patton explained.
“Being with my friends, I like them a lot,” Lee said.
The relationship has developed into lifelong friendships that stretch beyond the tennis court. Lee will continue to cheer on his Broncos, and with help from doctors and treatment, is working on building up the strength to be able to walk on his own.