I met Jessica Frank my junior year at Estero High School, she was a freshman and she was GOOD. The type of good that you as a player are worried about, thinking to yourself I got to step it up or I may lose my spot. She could play any position on the field comfortably and confidently; which made her even more intimidating. As more practices passed and more games were played I got to know this girl pretty well. She was considerate to everyone whether they deserved it or not. Her humility and attitude is what truly made her so different from the rest. It’s high school and let’s be honest these high school girls get feisty and Jess was always the one to speak up and cure our rage and remind us to play respectfully
like true athletes. A girl with as much talent as she has is typically egotistical and can’t stop flaunting their abilities Jessica Frank is far from that she is humble about her raw talent and the team always comes first. I have known Frank for years and this is honestly the first I have ever heard about her medical issues she plays flawlessly and I never suspected a thing. The only thing I did notice was her sun protection at our practices, long sleeves
sometimes, and layers upon layers of sunscreen I just assumed she was being careful. She wasn’t looking for sympathy or special treatment she wanted to be
treated as an equal amongst her teammates she isn’t handicapped by this disease she is strengthened by it. When recommending Jessica Frank for the Inspireum
Soccer Award it shouldn’t be because her incredible hold over her disease and her triumph in the face of this great obstacle, it should be about her hardwork, her contagious team spirit, her intelligence on and off the field, and
mostly because she deserves this award more than anyone. Give her an opportunity and she will go far.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination and Jessica is determined.