Personal Narrative: Challenging The Status Situation

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I’ve been arguing and challenging the status quo since even before birth. In the early winter of 1999 my mother had received word from her doctor that something wasn’t right with her pregnancy. She had been getting more and more ill over the previous weeks, and the outlook wasn’t good. Why was she getting sick? Well, because of one key factor: Me. I wanted to come out early, to see the world and harness it’s power and I was absolutely ready, even though I actually wasn’t. The doctors had to make the decision to either let me stay and risk letting my mother die along with me or take me out immediately. The problem resided with the fact that my designated birthday was still months away. A healthy baby stays in the mother’s womb for roughly 40
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