I know what you must be thinking, a 27 yr old asking for help with money? PASS! But there’s more than what meets the eye I promise. When I was 17, I was skateboarding to a friends house, when suddenly I was hit head on by a woman driving a Toyota Corolla. The police report said she was going 40mph. It also said that I was supposed to have my leg amputated. Thank god they were able to save it , but I didn’t escape without a broken tibia, fibula, shoulder, nose, torn labrum and rotator cuff and a massive amount of lacerations. I spent the next 5 months opening college baseball recruitment letters in a wheelchair. I fell into a major depression, and trying to mask the pain, began to abuse my pain medication. Graduating from a wheelchair to a walker, I began needing more and more of my pills. By the time the doctors decided I didn’t need them, I was so physically dependent that I began buying off the streets. As any police officer can tell you, involving yourself with those kind of people is a disaster waiting to happen. Then, a series of unfortunate events coupled with being at the wrong place at the wrong time led to my arrest. I went from a division one baseball prospect to a prisoner serving 5 years for an un intentional, slowly developed prescription pill addiction. This was October 2012. I have been clean ever since. I had an epiphany in prison that i need to spread awareness of not only the dangers of drugs, but the dangers of nicotine, alcohol and even poor dieting. I also wanted to spread my knowledge of healthy exercise techniques, eating and drinking habits, and even the importance of proper sleep and vitamin intake. I mean I have pages of notes covering everything from high intensity interval training to the best hygiene secrets around. I knew from day one I wanted to market a variety of books, “health packs”, nutrition supplements for and at home exercise accessories and call the company Pro-Teen. The essential building block of muscle and encouragement to kids everywhere to live like a pro! So, who’s with me? Let’s teach these kids to learn from my mistakes, and make them all Pro-Teens!