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Two Brothers, One Cause

By: Rachel Withers Email
By: Rachel Withers Email

It's a shot Justin Flores never misses, and a consistency earning the Frontier shooting guard a coveted spot in this year's "Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Classic.

Justin Flores says, "I love basketball. It's a fast-paced game you've got to use your head. You have to know what's going on. You gotta take your time."

Still, none of that seems to matter, as Justin prepares for the game of his career.

Travis Flores says, "Justin's playing out there in honor of me and he's playing for all the C.F. kids and its even more important to me, because I know he's out there for me."

Justin's younger brother Travis was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis as an infant. He's spent years in and out of hospitals, separated from his brother.

Travis says, "Cystic Fibrosis is really, really difficult to live with....and you don't really understand it unless you know someone with it, then it really hits home."

Justin says, "He's taught me to never give up....and to always fight for something that you want. If you don't give up and you fight for it, it will happen something good will happen out of it"

It's the rare wisdom found only through adversity, and a different perspective, Justin says, changes the focus of Friday's game.

Justin says, "There is no cure yet...so all the research and the money we can get to find a cure is great."


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