Commercial Appeal, Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Name: Bryan Martinez
Age: 10 years old
Family: My mom is Novia and my dad is Jose. I have three brothers, Richard, 16, Maycol, 9, and Kiven, 6.
School: I just completed fourth grade at Knight Road Elementary School. After school I ride the bus to MAM (Memphis Athletic Ministries Olivet Center).
Accomplishments: I am on the honor roll and get good conduct awards at my school.
Personal Heroes: God was the first hero I heard about when I was 4. My other heroes are my family because they care about me when I am sick.
Favorite Books: Space, Bible, comic books
Favorite TV Show/Movie/Song: TV Show – “Phineas and Ferb”; Movie – “Diary of the Wimpy Kid”; Song – church music
What I do for fun: I play soccer and come to MAM for fun and to play basketball. I like to read and go to places like Cici’s Pizza.
What’s the best thing about being a kid: Learning about God and going to school and camps.
People might be surprised to know: I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was in first grade. I know what to eat and what not to eat and what to do when my blood sugar is low.
If I could change one thing in the world: I want everyone to know about God and I wish that everyone who has diabetes would be healthy.
Goals for the future: I want to be a MAM coach and an astronaut. I want to learn more about space.