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  • what's hard about thinking about the past No.

  • One, what I waas and what I was going to be and losing.

  • It feels like it's been stripped away from you, and you're trying so hard to get back to where you were.

  • It's been a down day here at the University of Texas and for this Texas Longhorns team.

  • Last night, the team found out that sophomore shooting guard Andrew Jones, who's been diagnosed with leukemia, I got the notices like early in the morning.

  • I was in shock.

  • I remember I tried to practice the day before and I just couldn't do it, and I was waiting for my results to get back, and I felt like I was gonna pass out.

  • I didn't know what to do.

  • My parents weren't here, and we're trying to decide which hospital to go to.

  • I didn't believe what I was being told, and I cried.

  • I just broke down.

  • Texas guard Andrew Jones went to M.

  • D.

  • Anderson in Houston, but cancer treatment would have to wait.

  • When Andrew came here, he was in very bad shape.

  • He had fluid on his heart, he had severe lung infection and he was diagnosed with acute leukemia, which we know if it's not treated appropriately on the oil, it can be associated with the highlight of that.

  • E had a pneumonia called Legionnaire.

  • I couldn't breathe from the right side of my lungs.

  • It was filled with fluid, so I was operating on one loan for a long time.

  • I couldn't stand up on my own.

  • I couldn't do anything for myself.

  • I was really, like hopeless.

  • They went on for two months when I was at Indiana's, and they drained two liters of fluid from my lungs just for me to be able to breathe on my own again.

  • That was the first time I could take a deep breath without tubes in my mouth.

  • Cool news of Andrew's diagnosis went public and support poured in from across the nation Way got worries with you.

  • You know that people will be praying for you every day.

  • Things battle.

  • We're with you.

  • The whole Texas family is with you.

  • I know you're a fighter.

  • You're an unbelievable young man.

  • We're gonna beat this together, Andrew.

  • We're all fighting with you each and every day.

  • I mean, this is who we are together as a unit.

  • The first time I've seen the story, e cried.

  • I couldn't watch it.

  • I couldn't watch that.

  • I told my mom to turn it off because it was just I seen what I was doing.

  • Duncan shooting, having fun, smiling on.

  • Then I'll look down like I'm in the hospital, but I can't even stand up by myself.

  • What was the hardest part?

  • I had Thio squat had to get up out of my seat by myself.

  • I had to put my shoes on and had to do like normal things by myself, and I could not do it.

  • I couldn't put my feet up and put my socks on.

  • I could put my own shirt on.

  • I couldn't get up and down in my seat without just flopping on the ground.

  • And I couldn't walk from my hospital room to 10 ft without being exhausted.

  • The person who motivated Andrew through those hard days was his father, David Jones.

  • In 2007, David was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident, used his own experience to push his son to get better.

  • He didn't want me Thio get certain ways like he was because he wishes he could do things on his own.

  • Certain thing I get lazy out of my mind.

  • Can you do this for me?

  • Candy This, like, boy, Do it on your own.

  • You could do it.

  • E had a little complication that set me back to ICU for a few weeks.

  • And I wasn't really doing what I was supposed to be doing.

  • Like they wanted me out of the bed.

  • Sitting up for most of the day is not laying down.

  • And all I wanted to do was lay down and he was like, Man, this is right now his life or death.

  • Either You wanna sit up in the chair and do what you're told and be active or things won't get better.

  • And that kind of hit me his blood drawn before I go to see my doctor.

  • It's a check to make sure everything is way e.

  • I was looking at your account today.

  • You will 28.

  • Essentially, you finish the cycle.

  • How are you feeling, E?

  • Feel good.

  • I'm being strong way muscles from my side.

  • I don't see the objection.

  • Why can't you play?

  • I don't think you're ready for like very professional competitions.

  • But if you wanna play with your team in these two weeks E didn't know if I was gonna make it.

  • And he was always telling me I will kill you.

  • It will be playing basketball next year.

  • I will kill you.

  • And he was telling me that I was like, Man, I don't know, man.

  • I can't move my legs.

  • I can't get up.

  • I can't do nothing on my own to go through what He went to be able to be a nice you for several days and weeks to come to the floor and barely can walk because off all the muscles he lost to be an auction all the time.

  • Not eating.

  • I think A lot off patient, including myself.

  • We will not have resisted this episode.

  • And Andrew, he was a hero.

  • His money information Every day Andrew continued chemotherapy treatments through August and made sure he could work on his game at the same time.

  • They got me a little fanny pack, so I was able to be active and play basketball.

  • That's what kept me going.

  • Without that, I don't know what I have been thinking about.

  • I probably have been a bad state of mind, but has it always been a stress relief for me?

  • Basketball has been one thing that brought my parents and my family together, and I didn't wanna lose it.

  • You made them put the pic line in your left arm.

  • Why?

  • Because in my right arm is my shooting on.

  • And I can protect the ball better with my left hand.

  • So I was like, When I shoot the ball, I'm able toe actually get a fluent shot in without it hurting and pulling.

  • So is this all out?

  • Yeah.

  • The pickling is completely out now.

  • So is it?

  • Uh, just a bandage, Thio.

  • Just for today.

  • I take it off tomorrow.

  • So that's it?

  • Yes, sir.

  • How does it feel?

  • Feel good?

  • Like I could move on when I usedto do stuff like they used to.

  • Cool.

  • So, like, I feel like I have no restrictions now.

  • I'm good.

  • I could finally like body.

  • Somebody be physical.

  • It is difficult at Tom because they asked me Do how do you feel?

  • How do you feel today?

  • How's your body holding up like man, That wouldn't ask me this when I was healthy.

  • So it seems like they care more, but they don't understand.

  • I know my body.

  • If I'm not feeling well, I will let you know.

  • Some days my body will be drained.

  • Sometimes I won't feel like doing anything.

  • But I kind of tricked myself in tow, going anyway, working out anyway because the days I don't feel like doing anything is the days I should really be in there the most.

  • 306 days after his leukemia diagnosis, Andrew was back on the court with his team to open 2018 season chances.

  • E don't know if I was gonna play or not.

  • When I got in the game, I heard the crowd.

  • I like, Okay, I got to try to put on the show.

  • I'm have to score.

  • How can I put the ball in the room on this short amount of time?

  • Andrew Jones is gonna go to the free throw line.

  • Here's Andrew.

  • It's good.

  • Big War comes up with fans on.

  • He gets a standing O is he checks out now.

  • Andrew played in one more game before returning to M.

  • D Anderson for another round of chemotherapy in December.

  • He'll seek a medical redshirt for this season but hasn't slowed down when it comes to helping his team find success way.

  • We're doing a game of Kansas Bond.

  • I think you were three days out of chemo, and there you are, on the scout team trying to help your team get better to play against Kansas, right?

  • Why were you pressing to get back and contributed to this team?

  • I just feel like I had a lot to offer.

  • I feel like me being back on the court will motivate the guys toe.

  • Wanna play harder?

  • Because I'm attacking.

  • They can't give them no excuse.

  • My biggest problem is that I am impatient.

  • Like I want everything bad right now, but unfortunately, it's not like that.

  • I still live blood.

  • Draw by blood, draw.

  • You never know when it's gonna come back.

  • You never know if your body is fully healthy now, so you can relax.

  • E don't know how long I got.

  • Like, I don't know how long I'm gonna be here to wanna wait to my 22nd birthday.

  • 23rd birthday because you never know.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/06
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