When I was young I remember specific moments when things clicked. I realized something that would stick with me for the rest of my life. Things don’t just happen. If you want something you have to go after it with all of your power and energy. No one was coming to save me or to clear a path. Things never came easy for me. I had to make my own path. I had to experience all of the things that felt like torture and scared me. I would come up with anything that would challenge me. Pushing cars in the parking lot or sprints on the field. I hated running and being in the cold. I would force myself to run and train in the cold. It was a mind trick. So many things scared me and made me weak. I programmed myself to smile when things became unbearable. It didn’t happen overnight. Many people helped me along the way, but the work had to be done on my own. I came up with two rules that I still use this day: 1) Eliminate complaints. (Even the negative thoughts in my head) 2) Add energy. When it got overwhelming I would yell, scream, and smile. Sounds crazy, but that became my way of pushing a little bit more. That energy took years to develop. “If you want to look good in front of thousands, you have to out work thousands in front of nobody.” -Damien Hilliard
Adrian Coleman was a high school TEAMMATE and close friend since childhood. He was a phenomenal athlete and awesome TEAM player. It was refreshing to have someone like Adrian by your side. Thank you Adrian for being a great friend and TEAMMATE. Thank you for making time to participate in the Just A Kid From Fall River documentary. You and so many others make me proud to be from Fall River. This documentary salutes Fall River and what it means to be from Fall River.