2020 was a real roller coaster of a year for everyone when the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic hit worldwide. On the one hand, Zero Skateboards pro skater Tommy Sandoval battled many hurdles, including his alcohol consumption.
Fortunately, 2022 is looking to be a smoother ride for Sandoval after his surgery when he accidentally injured his knee filming a 180 down a double set. He has a handful of skate clips in the works and will be ready to dominate the streets again.
"2 years sober from alcohol and I wouldn’t give it up for the world! It hasn’t been easy but it’s been worth it!" Sandoval said. "Don’t get me wrong there has been moments where temptation could have easily got the best of me, but knowing the goal I’ve set out and for the life I envision living - alcohol is not for me."
He continued. "That’s one of the major key realizations that I have personally come to and truly believe. This is personal and I try to keep it that way for the most part, I don’t pressure friends or family to change nor do I go around preaching."
"I have many friends and family that drink n do their thing and I continue to support them as people no matter what." He added. "It’s not my place to tell someone they have an issue neither is it to push a sober lifestyle."
"I am doing my best to just live by example n show that there is always a way out, there are always people who love you more than you can imagine, and help is always available you just have to be willing to ask and receive it whole heartedly." He said.
"Nothing but love n respect for each and every person who is struggling in any way shape or form." Sandoval mentioned. "You can do whatever you set your mind to, stay strong, stay motivated, and never let anybody dictate your life but yourself!"