Manny’s heart

Manny’s heart
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SUAREZ, WHO PLANS TO PROVE THIS SEASON THAT HE IS ALL HEART. A DIVISION II ATHLETE GETTING A SHOT AT DIVISION I IN HIS SENIOR SEASON, IT IS A HEARTWARMING STORY.>>WHEN COACH MCDERMOTT CALLED ME AND WAS LIKE, WE WANT TO OFFER YOU, I PRETTY MUCH BROKE DOWN CRYING HAVING THIS OPPORTUNITY. IT IS JUST OVERWHELMING. THOR: FOR MANNY SUAREZ, HIS WORLD — HIS ROAD TO REDEMPTION BUT CAN TWO YEARS AGO WHEN HIS HEART STOPPED AT FORDHAM.>>I WENT TO THE HOSPITAL AND FLATLINED, SO THEY SHOCKED MY HEART, REBOOTED IT. IT IS JUST HARD. I WAS SO SCARED. AND NOW JUST EVERYTHING I’VE BEEN THROUGH AND NOW THAT I’M HERE — I’M SORRY, HOLD ON. EVERYTHING I’VE BEEN THROUGH AND NOW THAT I’M HERE, I’M JUST SO GRATEFUL. THOR: DOCTORS CAUTION SUAREZ AGAINST RETURNING TO THE COURT, DISCOVERING A HYPERTHYROID CONDITION. MONTHS LATER, A COACHING CHANGE AT HIS FORMER SCHOOL LED MANNY TO THE DIVISION II RANKS. A NEW LEASE ON LIFE CREATING A NEW OUTLOOK.>>I’M NOT AFRAID OF WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. I TAKE EVERY DAY LIKE IT IS MY LAST. I PUSH MYSELF. WORST-CASE SCENARIO, I COLLAPSE. I’M NOT GOING TO LET THIS HOLDBACK WHAT I WANT TO DO, WHERE I WANT TO BE IN THE FUTURE. THOR: MANNY MAINTAINS HIS HEALTH ISSUES DATE BACK TO 2015 WHEN HIS AUNT PASSED AWAY UNEXPECTEDLY. THE HEARTBREAK LET DOCTORS TO TELL MANNY THAT HALF HIS HEART WASN’T WORKING. ULTIMATELY LEADING TO CARDIAC ARREST.>>WHEN SHE PASSED AWAY, MY WHOLE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN. I WAS SO STRESSED OUT, SO DEPRESSED MY HEART COULDN’T TAKE IT. SHE IS MY PRIDE AND JOY. SHE IS MY MOTIVATION. SHE IS MY WORLD. SHE IS ME. THOR: AND NOW SUAREZ HAS SET OUT TO PROVE WHO HE IS TO THE BASKETBALL WORLD, WALKING ON WEARING A HEART FULL OF TRAGEDY,

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