“Early in my career, I had trouble focusing, and I was always interrupting my teammates,” says Shane Victorino, current center fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers. “My coach approached me and asked if I had trouble focusing when I was growing up. I told him I had ADHD as a kid, but thought that I had outgrown it. After that conversation, I went to the doctor, who confirmed that I still had ADHD.”
Today Shane shares his story through a national education initiative called “Own It” that helps raise awareness of ADHD in young adults and adults. He urges people to seek help and not be afraid.
“I am not ashamed of my ADHD and am excited to be a part of this educational effort to help other young adults and adults take ownership of their ADHD.”