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Facts About Me
I am named after my father and grandfather.
I was born on my great-great grandmother’s 101st birthday. Originally I was supposed to be named after her, but my mother changed her mind and I now carry her maiden name as my middle name. Her sisters were thrilled when they found out.
I was near fatally bit by a baby copperhead when I was two. A plastic surgeon saved my life when I should have died. It was a major news sensation. I have scars in my palm from the fangs, and other scars all over my arm from various IVs and ports.
My kindergarten teacher told my mother I would fail first grade because I couldn’t read. We worked on Hooked on Phonics all summer. When I started first grade I was on a third grade reading level. I was so proud I could read the word “hippopotamus” and all the other words in my older cousin’s story anthology.
When my youngest brother was born I was eleven. People legit thought he was my child.
My freshman year of college my best friend since 7th grade and I discovered we were actually related.
I interned at IBM as a high school student. I ran one of their most successful outreach programs for girls.
Besides my classmates who entered the military, I earned the highest amount of scholarship money in my graduating class. Between my scholarships and intern money, I paid for my first two years of college.
I didn’t get my license until I was 22.
I grew up in a Sonic. Literally. So many hours of my life.
What are some facts about you?
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