I grew up rather poor. I have 12 brothers and sisters but I don’t know all of them. I have found 7 of my siblings over the years.
My mom worked two jobs and we were always tight on money, though she made sure we always had food. I did not know my father. I’ve experienced a lot of things that most haven’t and shouldn’t, but my mom raised me the best she could—she couldn’t protect me from everything that has happened to me. The unfortunate things have helped sculpt me into the person I am today. I am determined and strong minded. I’ve been known to be the kind of person that will stick up for others I care for, if I feel they’re being treated unjustly.
I want to attend Denison University for math, and study education as a minor. I’d like to teach math one day. This foundation has the power to make all my hopes and dreams a reality.