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Autobiography By: Kevin Hoffman Early Years I was born in Bakersfield, California on August 22, 1986. My birth was unusual because my liver and other intestines were born outside my body. Doctors worked round the clock trying to save me. I officially died twice but doctors revived me both times. I finally went home after three months in the hospital, which probably accounts for my late maturing in high school. Doctors still don't know what went wrong with my birth but they did say that I'm lucky. I realized this when two days after I was born a girl was born with the same characteristics and she didn't make it. This begs the question why did I live and she didn't.At only ten months old my parents separated and my dad gained custody of me. California was still my home but not for too much longer. My dad put a side a couple of years so he could put his CPA firm in position where he could leave it and spend time with me. During that period of time I spent most of time with "Mommy" and "Poppy". They were my baby sitters and good friends with my dad so they agreed to take care of me when he couldn't. Then the day came where I was supposed to leave with my dad across the country to Florida and said goodbye to my family and friends. By then I was four and my mom had had another child, Bryan. It would be a year till I'll see him next.I was the navigator of the car and my dad was the driver. After a couple of weeks of driving from nine to twelve hours a day we arrived in Florida on a dark and stormy night. The flashing lights and low booming noises awakened me. I was scared but my dad reassured me and pretended to make a big deal about the weather. This is because Florida was the lighting capital of the world and if I were afraid of lighting it would make our whole stay there miserable. So I grew to be found of thunder and lighting that same night.My new home was an apartment complex in Orlando, Florida. I am going to school in Alhoma Elementary. I'm in kindergarten and have met many new people including Caitlin. My first day was scaring but my dad took me to school and was there to pick me up. The day was really fun. I played outside most of the time and we made arts and crafts inside. Caitlin and I were becoming much better friends and my family back in California was soon becoming a distant memory.School Days Only after a couple of years in Florida we moved again, to Washington State. I was really depressed because I was leaving all the friends I had made especially Caitlin and probably wouldn't see them for a very long time. We moved into another apartment complex but it had a lot of kids my own age. When I wasn't at school I would unpack boxes with my stuff in it and get settled in to my new home.We moved in the middle of the third grade so my dad thought it was a good idea to repeat that grade for fear I didn't learn all of the material I was supposed to. I was the new kid that year at Kenmore Elementary but I didn't really care much because the...

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