Two years ago, Jalan's promising football career was cut short when he was diagnosed with a chronic pulmonary embolism. Through his trademark perseverance and positivity, he was able to use his experience and natural talent to transition from player to student coach for the Mt. Juliet High School Golden Bears.
Jalan wished to produce and be the subject of an inspirational ESPN feature. He wanted a platform to encourage others the same way he encourages his teammates and his community every day. Check out Jalan's My Wish segment
Jalan's teammates, coaches and friends got together to watch Jalan's pre-recorded "My Wish" segment and his live appearance on SportsCenter.