Davetta's family upbringing, close friendships, and environment where pretty rough growing up. Despite not having a close relationship with her dad, Davetta has grew in her gratitude for her friends and their father’s teaching her things like perfecting her shot or how to drive a car. But unexpectedly, a close friend committed suicide high school and had a hard time coping with it. Her community was full of crime and drug trafficking. These circumstance led to depression and her everyday struggle with negativity.

After graduating high school, Davetta played college basketball and would workout as a way to cope with the hardships she faced. She constantly wanted to fill the void in her life with school and relationships. Although these things could be good, she realized she needed to put her hope in something stronger.

In college, her roommate sister asked her to study the Bible. Davetta learned her about what Jesus went through and how he suffered just as she had, but he persevered. This gave her hope.

Davetta is grateful for a second chance, great and long-lasting friendships, her brothers, her passion for sports, and her faith. Davetta inspires me to use the talents we have been given and what we are passionate about, to give back to those in her community and glorify God.

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