Teen football player who provided care to family sick with COVID honored by LA Rams, law firm

LOS ANGELES (KABC) – A Los Angeles high school football player is rewarded for his strength. When he and his family signed COVID-19 last year, 17-year-old Josh Morales took care of the cooking and cleaning – while nursing his parents and brother back to health.

“Me and my mom have been through a lot, especially my brother, and I’ve never seen my mom ever get this sick … This one was really tough,” Morales said.

Morales was the glue that kept the family together. To honor his commitment to family and football, the Los Angeles Rams and Wallace Firm have made him their first winner of the “WallaceWins.com Heart & Hustle Award”.

“This is a very difficult situation he was in. Being able to take care of yourself and your family is a very admirable quality, especially for someone so young,” said Rams player David Long Jr.

In addition to caring for his family, Morales maintained a 3.7 GPA at Loyola High School.

The Wallace company will give Morales a check for $ 5,000. He will also get tickets to an upcoming Rams game.

Morales also appreciates everything he has learned on the field that carries over into everyday life in difficult times.

“You always have to keep pushing, and I think football really taught me that, especially in these tough times with COVID,” said Morales.

Morales’ family is doing better, and thanks to the Rams and Wallace Firm, things are looking better for him too as he prepares to graduate from Loyola High School.

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