|One day after band practice, my best friend, Sally, told me to hop on the hood of her car, and she would give me a ride to the band hall. She knew I loved to do this even though my parents had forbidden it. I hopped on, without a thought, holding onto my sax with both hands. Unfortunately, Sally hit the gas a little harder than I expected. Instead of grabbing the hood I held onto my beloved saxophone The next thing I knew I awoke in the emergency room with a doctor cutting my clothes off. My doctor had a very serious expression on his face when he told me he was glad I was waking up. He said I had been unconscious for almost an hour. My mind was fuzzy, but I knew I was going to be in trouble with my father.|
I had no idea that I had much more serious trouble ahead that would impact my life as an adult.