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Teen Lost His Sight at Age 7 to Cancer but Shows Everyone He Can Achieve Whatever He Sets His Mind To

Ayesha Muhammad
Oct 01, 2021
10:00 P.M.

A teenage boy continues to conquer massive heights despite losing his vision at the tender age of 7. Jasen Bracy plays a starting quarterback for his team and is unstoppable on the field.

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Anything can be achieved with passion and determination, and 15-year-old Jasen Bracy has set a living example in this regard for people of all ages.

The California teen was diagnosed with retinal cancer when he was only a toddler. He then lost his sight within a few years, but that didn't stop him from chasing his dreams.

Jasen Bracy is a 15-year-old quarterback who plays for Modesto Raiders. | Photo: youtube.com/CBSEveningNews

Jasen Bracy is a 15-year-old quarterback who plays for Modesto Raiders. | Photo: youtube.com/CBSEveningNews

Jasen was fond of playing sports, but his love for football was incomparable. When he initially discussed playing football with his father, the latter refused right away because he knew it wouldn't be possible for his son to play contact sport. His father shared:

"Once he got his own phone, he figured how to call the teams around the area and started asking the coaches."

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His dad, who is also called Jasen Bracy, explained that he was amazed by his son's hard work. Jasen was constantly on the phone, contacting local coaches, asking if he could play on their team. Eventually, his dad decided to support him.

Jasen's team coach at the Modesto Raiders, David Nichols, was also impressed by his determination and told him they'd figure out things together. The teen player then worked on memorizing every match and the positions where each player stood. He explained:

"It's all memory. It's all about having trust in the player, the receiver and the team."

The teen quarterback relies not only on his memory and instincts but also on the trust he has in the other players, which helps him play to his full potential.

15-year-old quarterback Jasen Bracy shares his experience with CBS. | Photo: youtube.com/CBSEveningNews

15-year-old quarterback Jasen Bracy shares his experience with CBS. | Photo: youtube.com/CBSEveningNews

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His father, Jasen Bracy Sr., supports and guides his son from the sides using a walkie-talkie, which Jasen hears through his helmet. He also has a built-in speaker inside his helmet for ease of communication. The enthusiastic teen player further shared his thoughts:

"I don't even want a team to know that I can't see because they might ease up on me."

Recently, the visually-impaired teen football player scored a running touchdown for the Raiders against one of the rival teams who had initially turned down playing with him.

Bracy's dad guides him on the field through a walkie-talkie. | Photo: youtube.com/CBSEveningNews

Bracy's dad guides him on the field through a walkie-talkie. | Photo: youtube.com/CBSEveningNews

The teen player's big win for Modesto Raiders is just the beginning for him. This is his second year playing as a quarterback, and his message for future quarterbacks is: "let nothing stop you."

Jasen Bracy Sr. shared that his son not only battled with his blindness but also worked on staying healthy and active. While he was always worried for him as a father, his son's willingness to play was enough to convince him.

Jasen has big plans for the future, and his ultimate dream is to work so hard that he can end up qualifying for the NFL.

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