When I was nine years old this picture was taken.


Months later, a drunk driver changed the trajectory of my life. My mom laid in bed with severe chronic back pain for the next 17 years. The pain turned into pulmonary embolisms and those turned into pseudomyxoma peritonei (rare abdomen cancer) and colon cancer. Over the years, stress and medical bills lead us to foreclosure and becoming homeless. I know what it’s like to not have enough money for cheese. My mom passed away in 2017 after a long fight and minimal quality of life for over a decade. Every night, I would hug her goodnight and we’d each tell each other, “I love you.” My mom and dad’s love and pride in me… inspires me to live a life where I’m making a difference in people’s lives everyday.


One thought on “Why

  1. Freddie, you’re amazing! I appreciate your enthusiasm and opinion of life. Every day; you manage to make someone’s day a little bit brighter, and I think it’s really cool that you strive to improve humanity and to do your part; even go above and beyond to help a complete stranger or your best friend. Everyone can use a helping hand now and then, and you certainly do your utmost to be that helping hand and to provide support to others even through your own struggles. I’m like you, I’d be willing to help anyone, but I’m just wondering why you help others so often. When you came to my school you struck me as a completely caring, genuine person, with a great sense of humor, and that is the best kind of person there is! Basically, I just wanted to say thank you for all you do for society! I think you should take some time to do something for yourself as well, because I think people like you and I sometimes sacrifice ourselves a little bit, so please just do something you enjoy for yourself once in a while; reward yourself on occasion. Anyway, thanks again for the effort you put into making the world a better place for all humans to be.

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