#1. A Tragic Life
David’s life had been tinged with tragedy well before the boy started going to school. At two years old, the boy lost his father to a freak accident in their home country of Estonia.
#2. Growing Up With Low Confidence
Later on, his mother would choose to set up a café in America and move the family there, where David also went on to continue to go to school.
Growing up without a father had a huge effect on Laid’s self-confidence, and the cruelty of high school didn’t help either. Things were made even worse when he was not only bullied by his mates, but also by the coach of his hockey team.
#3. Bad News Leads To New Hope
What made matters even worse was that he had found out that he had scoliosis when he was 14, which was a condition that would eventually lead to a noticeable curvature of the spine. There was a bright side to the diagnosis, though, as it meant that he had to start doing weight training with physical therapists, which would soon change his life.