Last summer, Isaiah’s parents agreed to sign him up for a local youth football league. He did so well at tryouts. He was the second player chosen for his team. It was then that Isaiah’s dad, Bernard, told the coaches about his son’s eyesight. Up until that point, the coaches had no idea.
During the season, Isaiah continued to surprise everyone. He played noseguard on defense. He loves making tackles and forcing opponents to fumble the ball. The coaches were so impressed with Isaiah’s talent and leadership. They made him one of the team captains.
Although Isaiah’s team lost in the playoffs, his season was a success. He made new friends and gained new confidence. He also earned a new nickname: Vision.
A coach affectionately gave him the name. Because even though Isaiah doesn’t have perfect eyesight, he has a clear vision for what he wants out of life.
“Vision is better than sight,” says Isaiah.