Wow. That’s all there is to say after watching the movie 23 Blast!
This powerful movie is based on the true story of Travis Freeman and takes you through the real-life struggles he faced. You see, Travis was at the top of his game (football) when he contracted a serious infection that left him blind. This all happened so suddenly, and it took them all by surprise – him, his parents, as well as his classmates and teammates!
I won’t spoil the movie for you, don’t worry. But, I would like to share how it spoke to my heart.
We were shown through this movie a glimpse of how this life altering event truly impacted Travis. Initially, in his shock and disbelief, he became depressed, and who wouldn’t after something like this happening?! He had high hopes and dreams, and yet now, he was surrounded by darkness. Literally. His vision was taken, and at that time, he thought it impossible to accomplish all that he originally had in mind.
Through the love of his parents, and with friends who encouraged him, to his football coach, and with the sometimes hard to handle sight coach that would not allow him to wallow in self-pity, he found the courage to move on! Travis felt inspired, once again, to chase his dreams of playing football even though he was blind.
Impossible, you say? Not so fast!
But first, I’d like to share with you something that struck me within the storyline of this movie, and that is a friendship Travis had with his best buddy childhood, Jerry Baker. Jerry helps Travis through some of his darkest moments despite his own addiction battles with drinking, later turning to drugs, resulting in an unfortunate and very sad turn to his life.
This is a family type movie; however, it has a PG-13 rating due to the teenage drinking scene. It allows both men, women, and a younger audience to be enlightened and encouraged to pursue your dreams with determination despite where you come from or what you may go through in life.
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