Episode: Creating hope after tragedy with Bronx gymnast John Orozco

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Creating hope after tragedy with Bronx gymnast John Orozco

“It's not popular for men to be emotional in America. Especially black men.”

Family tragedy. Injuries. A new mission in Los Angeles.

You may remember US gymnast’s emotional NBC interview after he qualified for Rio 2016.

He beat the odds to make the team after injuries and the sudden death of his mother.

Orozco never made it to Brazil. Another injury ended his sporting career.

Now, the 25-year-old is looking to become a singer in Los Angeles.

“Hope is not… an empty concept. It's something that you have to create the meaning for - what is your hope?”



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