“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.”

― Molière

The Road to Recovery 

This week Wall Ball is proud to highlight a strong individual who always manages to remain optimistic given her tough circumstances. She is an avid Wall Ball athlete with a number of titles under her belt which include World Champion 2013. She has spent the last 19 years defending the streets of New York as an NYPD Officer and on her spare time heads an organization called The Lincoln Terrace Handball Association. We’d like to congratulate our new Player of the Week on her achievements and wish her a speedy recovery – Mrs. Veronica Figueroa! 

Interviewer – J. Ray

If you are comfortable about discussing, please share with the Wall Ball community your most recent challenges.

I fell down the stairs at work on January 28, 2013 and tore two places in my knee.

Who has been your inspiration to recover?

MY FAMILY AT HOME IS MY INSPIRATION because it’s important that I be there for them they see me as role model so I have to stay strong.

Will you be able to play again?

Yes! I will be able to play again thank God.

What do you see for your future in Wall Ball?

I see myself taking more tournaments and preparing to defend my title in the worlds in Canada.

Will you return to work?

Yes I will return to work very soon but I will be retiring next year with 20 years of service.

Did playing wall ball contribute to your injury?

WALL BALL DIDN’T CONTRIBUTE TO MY INJURY.

How will you continue to regain your strength?

I WILL CONTINUE TO GET STRONGER BY WORKING OUT AND GOING TO PHYSICAL THERAPY.