Lydia D.

Muhammad Ali once said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Giving back to my Metro-Detroit community is part of my plan after I graduate and become successful in the workforce. Of course such dreams require hard work, dedication, and most importantly, a degree. I aspire to major in Athletic Training, and with the various sports teams here in the area, I plan on assisting them once I earn my degree. There’s the Detroit Red Wings, Pistons, Tigers, Lions, and even Michigan collegiate teams. I dream to assist them all with their team members’ probable injuries.

Continuing, my Metro-Detroit area in particular is struggling. There is an increase in debt, crime rate, vacant houses, and other unattractive things for a community to have. However, I choose to look at these flaws in a positive way. My community could make an enormous comeback from all of these bad statistics. I plan to play as a small piece that makes a huge difference by becoming a world-renowned athletic trainer. I would like to be a magnet for potential Most Valuable Players because with those beloved players are their fans. I wish to be the athletic trainer who players truly want me on their side, supporting and treating them. This will positively impact my Metro-Detroit community because more people will want to visit. My community needs tourists. What better way to attract tourists and boost a community’s reputation than to have winning sports teams? 

On the other hand, it is possible that I could be somewhat motivational to the current players. Athletes might just need motivation or someone to vent their frustrations to, and I would be there at their low moments. An athletic trainer can also talk to the players and be somewhat of an encouragement to the players to try harder and to stay positive. I would love to help in any way I possibly can. For example, if Reggie Bush, The Detroit Lions Running Back, had an injury, I would rush to his aid and treat his injury. Of course I would encourage him and have short conversation if possible, but I would only wish that he knew that I was supporting him. Football is a vigorous sport, and the players know that they are prone to various injuries, even with all of the gear on. I would like to heal the injured players and prepared for the next game as fast as possible.

So far, the reputation has been positively increasing, and I know that I’m not the only Michigander out there that is proud to say this. Better playing brings more tourists, and in turn makes Detroit’s reputation better. The tourists would love to visit Detroit. However, without athletic trainers, the players wouldn’t be able to prevent or treat injuries. They play a huge role in the sports world. My service to the Metro-Detroit teams would be the “rent” I pay to live on earth.