Homecoming: a night of overpriced dinner and sweet dance moves. But what happens when you suffer an injury after you’ve got a date and bought your clothes? Do you tough it out and go, or call it off?
Several South students were put in this situation.
The risk of going to Homecoming handicapped is the chance of re-injuring yourself. This chance was taken by a few brave souls.
“My injury will not keep me from having a good time at Homecoming because I didn’t pay a lot of money to not have fun,” said Raquel Reid, ligament damage.
Despite being injured, it does have its perks. It can work as an excuse to not dance as much, if you’re not a good dancer.
“I’m not the best dancer in the world, and music moves me in ugly ways. So this injury can act as a blessing in disguise,” said Billy Eggers, broken clavicle.
Being disabled may also affect the after party.
“My ankle will be killing me by the end of that night because I will be very active, but I will come prepared with Advil, ” said Reid.
Eggers wants to look back on high school and say he had a good time and didn’t miss out on anything.
Eggers and Reid won’t be the only ones worrying about getting hurt at the dance.
“Yes I worry about my son getting hurt at the dance because he is over-confident, won’t follow the doctor’s orders in front of his friends, and he won’t be under my supervision,” said Stacey Becker, Ben’s mom.
Homecoming: a night that you won’t forget .