15-year-old Alex Dupuy bowls a perfect game, scoring twelve strikes in a row. This Louisiana teen’s performance is considerably admirable because he is new to the sport.

Dupuy, who plays for the Holy Rosary bowling team, said that he actually felt nervous near the last 3 frames. In fact, he had to resort to breathing relaxation techniques to calm his nerves. Early this year, Dupuy was diagnosed with tongue cancer. However, Dupuy’s family’s faith has kept them together and made the family stronger. Bowling is important to Dupuy and he gets the support he needs from this solid core, his community, and his bowling team.

The ailment naturally depressed and scared the boy, according to his mother. After all, he’s got a form of cancer. But he loves to bowl. Cancer can slow him down or make him weak, but it cannot dampen his spirit. Mrs. Dupuy says that bowling is a vital part of her son’s life, and it helps him in coping with his devastating illness.

Dupuy goes to MD Anderson Cancer Center for his treatment, and he remains optimistic about his health.