Be strong, Angel. Be strong.
I sprinted from soccer to cross-country practice, quietly reminding myself what I had to do to make it through the season. Staying in motion was the only way to keep the pain in my feet under control.
If my friends or coaches found out how badly my feet hurt, they’d prevent me from playing both sports, from doing the only things that could take my mind off my other big secret: the problems my parents were having.