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September 18, 2009

One Moment On The Court

Many first-year college students are now getting used to living without their parents for the first time. But freshman Alana Osaki has been living without her parents for most of her life. Alana was sent to foster care when she was five years old. She bounced around the system. She managed to get by, but she was angry and hurt for much of her childhood. 

It wasn't until she discovered basketball that Alana finally found something that gave her refuge from her difficult home life - and a sense of confidence that helped her win an academic college scholarship. Alana and her basketball coach Susan Shapiro talk with Dick Gordon about how Alana found strength through sports.

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