With competition heightened to unprecedented levels of success, our youth are hearing an implicit message – that to be competitive and successful in sports – to be bigger – faster – stronger, to have the edge of added strength and power – performance-enhancing supplements and/or anabolic steroids are necessities. Before you today, my husband and I give witness to our late son’s use of supplements and steroids. While it has been documented that anabolic steroids take a heavy toll on a person’s health, very few realize the most insidious or deadly effects of steroid use.
PLANO, Tex., Nov. 25 – After recording one save last season, Taylor Hooton expected to join the starting rotation next spring for the baseball team at Plano West Senior High School.
“You could count on the kid to throw strikes,” said Billy Ajello, Taylor’s best friend and a catcher at Plano West, which is located amid the affluent sprawl north of Dallas.
He was our gift from God. Our first born…a son! We beamed with a pride that only parents can fully comprehend. We doted on him and adored him. We loved him with all of our heart. As the years passed he filled us with us with joy as we saw our hopes and dreams for him coming true. Parenthood was hard work, sometimes downright difficult, but we gave everything we had to give. And, to our delight, it was working.