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“My name is Will, I am 18 years old. I am the co-captain of the Mercer Island boy’s basketball team.

I’ve been using the Blu Room for a year, about a year. I would say that after going in, I would become more mentally focused – I think that was the biggest change I realized after coming in here.

I would come here before a basketball game for example, and I remember the first time I came in before a game, I had one of my best games of my career because I was Mentally LOCKED IN.

After the season ended and I came in here to the Blu Room, I noticed that I was able to heal faster because we played back to back games and I came in here and I noticed how I was sore before, but then after I came in the soreness basically went away.

I used the time in here to look at my goals and see this is what I would want in the Future because I’m so busy outside of here that I really don’t have time to think about what I want. So I took the time, in here, to say this is what I want and to paint a picture of it.

So, when I went to the Blu Room, we listened to a certain type of music and when I went down to California I was able to put on head phones and listen to that same music and I think it triggered those same feelings of relaxation because I wasn’t able to sleep down there, and I put on my headphones and listened to the same music I listened to in the Blu Room and I was immediately able to fall asleep and I woke up relaxed, and I woke up feeling good.

I think everyone can use the Blu Room. I think for me as an athlete, I think athletes can benefit, I think anyone can benefit, whether it’s adults with their work, for example. Anyone can get more focused coming in here. I think it can help athletes because it can help them heal faster and help them stay engaged. So I think the Blu Room can benefit everyone, it’s not just for a certain group of people.

I guess I could just say thank you for this experience. I think that after coming into the Blu Room that I’ve been able to enjoy life more, I’ve been able to get more focused with school, with basketball, and I think I’ve been able to heal faster and enjoy myself… be more who I am!”