When I was a senior in high school I tore my ACL during my lacrosse season. I had plans of continuing my lacrosse career at the collegiate level. I knew I needed the best care to get back to the field as soon as possible. I came to HSS and had Dr. Altchek as my surgeon. I had an amazing experience with the hospital and incredible doctors. With all their help and a successful surgery, I was able to return after 9 months of extensive therapy and earned a lot of playing time on the field as a freshman. I am finally back to doing what I love and competing at a highly intense level of play. This injury shaped my work ethic and appreciation for lacrosse. I did not just come back the same lacrosse player I was, I came back a better, faster and stronger player thanks to Dr. Altchek and the amazing care I received.