KTBS – Smiling Through: Shreve’s Demond Hill stays positive despite heart surgery

Heading into his senior season, Captain Shreve’s Demond Hill cared about one thing: playing on the Gators basketball team for one more season. That was until a health condition benched the 18-year-old. Unlike many who may look at the negatives of their situation, Demond decided to dwell on the positives.

“It breaks my heart because I just want to play. I just love to play basketball,” explained Hill.

“I try to put the football in his hand, he would throw that down and pick up the basketball. I said no, get the football, he would throw it down and get the basketball,” added Demond’s mother Brenda Hill.

The game he was born to play was never easy.

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