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Andre Perseveres, Despite Great Loss

Roberto Martinez

Andre Douglas came to the United States from Kingston, Jamaica to pursue his lifelong goal of becoming an elite athlete and earning a college degree. The triple jumper says his parents would do anything to help him achieve that goal. So it hit the UTSA freshman hard when he got a call telling him his life back home had fallen apart. Listen to this story of loss and perseverance. 

This story was recorded at Brick at Blue Star on October 2 as part of Worth Repeating's "Suckerpunch" show. 

Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org