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God bless this brotha. We know how badly he is hurting right now…

Timberwolves player Karl Anthony Towns with his family before being named rookie of the year.

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Karl-Anthony Towns has suffered an unimaginable loss in 2020 and our hearts go out to him and his family. Just a few months ago, back in April, KAT lost his mother to COVID-19 after she was hospitalized, placed in a medically induced coma, and eventually suffered a stroke. Jacqueline Cruz-Towns was without question her son’s biggest and loudest supporter.

Timberwolves player Karl Anthony Towns with his family before being named rookie of the year,

Source: Star Tribune via Getty Images / Getty

When KAT won NBA Rookie of the Year, Jacqueline was a beaming mother who couldn’t have been more proud of her boy. Yesterday, KAT uploaded a heartbreaking video called “The Toughest Year Of My Life” to his Youtube page detailing the emotional journey that he’s been on since the pandemic hit the shores of North America.

 

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During his candid interview with Natalie Manuel Lee, Towns said that he’s still trying to process life without his mom.

“I think for me, I think if I was to say how am I coping and how am I healing from this, I’m trying to heal myself through others. I’m trying to do as much as I can for my sister and my father. Trying to take care of my friends, and I’m trying to heal myself through them,” the Timberwolves shared. “It’s helped, but I think that one day, and I know it’s creeping up, I feel it every day, it’s gonna creep up and I’m going to have to find a way to deal with it.”

Karl later revealed that his decision to do the interview was because he thought it would be “therapeutic” to help process his feelings of loss.

“I thought this would be therapeutic for me to admit that these things are real and how I feel is real and being able to try to find some normalcy. Life is a game, and I’m just playing one chess piece at a time.”

Prayers up for Karl and his entire family.

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