On a Lewisville soccer area Saturday evening, the Grand Prairie Cowboys have been trying to defend a streak.
After they began the season 0-2, coach Sam Escamilla stated they discovered their motivation.
At 9 and 10 years previous, his gamers have been now not in search of to build up wins for themselves however as an alternative for one in all their very own now watching from the sidelines.
Escamilla stated it began over Labor Day weekend.
“We obtained a horrible textual content message from his mother saying he’d been concerned in a horrible automotive accident,” Escamilla stated.
Joshua Robinson was headed residence from Louisiana together with his mom Keneikia and two sisters.
Keneikia stated she’d swerved to overlook an oncoming truck when her automotive flipped and Joshua was thrown from the car.
“He was on the ventilator. He was on the respiration tube. He had mind harm,” Keneikia Robinson stated.
He spent greater than two weeks within the hospital and each mother and coach stated they weren’t all the time positive what restoration would appear to be. Nonetheless, his staff was there to ensure his reminiscence didn’t fade on the sector.
“They needed to both be the one which’s doing the chants for Josh or main the prayers for Josh. I’ve by no means seen something like that in eight years of teaching,” Escamilla stated.
He additionally had seemingly by no means seen something like when Joshua not solely rejoined them on the sector Saturday but additionally received the prospect to run the ball into the tip zone for the staff who’d fought so onerous for him.
It wasn’t an official play within the sport, as Joshua’s therapeutic mind isn’t fairly prepared for a helmet or for a contact sport.
Nonetheless, that second, negotiated between two groups, was a reminder of simply how far Joshua’s come and the total comeback they know he’ll make.
“I had a dream about it, like he’ll get up sooner or later and be my Joshua once more, and my dream got here true,” Robinson stated.
The Cowboys gained Saturday, 7-0.
The staff is elevating cash to assist cowl Joshua’s medical bills via GoFundMe.