It is hard to find teenagers in today's culture that don't only care about their image, the next notification blowing up their latest generation smart phone, their fleeting relationship status and other narcissistic traits that flood their worldview and drown any feelings of humility and unconditional love.
However, on Friday I found a whole gym full at Canon McMillan High School who disproved the usual stereotype of their generation.
They are decked out in blue and gold. They put their hands in with players during coach's timeout huddles. They howl when the hoop swishes.
They are the Canon Crazies.
But they give the school spirit because senior Luke Blanock gave it to them tenfold.
I've never seen a high school so motivated by one student's positive attitude. This kid constantly laughs in his diagnosis' face, smiling and high-fiving his friends inside the locker room and out.
Photographing many high school sporting events, I admit, strengthens my aforementioned prejudice of American teenagers. Though, with a strong defense, Luke is not only the epitome of a role model for his sport, school, and diagnosis, but he truly leads an entire generation as well.
I'm so thankful I met him and documented his remarkable comeback.