Joseph Ho is a teenager that goes to Carnegie Vanguard High School. The school is known for its basketball team. Joseph loves playing basketball but gets bullied because of his skill level.
You can never get past me. Even if you do, you can't even make a single shot.
I'm so bad at basketball... Why do I even try?
He didn't want to face the bullies and ruin his entire life at school, so he decided to run away. He snuck out of the house late at night. He drove for hours heading toward the coast.
Wow. The girl on that wind toy doesn't stop running... I shouldn't give up. I should keep going!
At the beach, he saw a whirligig with the sculpture of a girl running. He was intrigued by the creation and felt a sense of empowerment
With the energy back in him, he made the varsity team, which not even the bullies were able to do. He went to the whirligig every month to check on it and to take a break from his stressful school time.