Illustration by Brianna Gilmartin, Verywell My parents agreed they wanted four kids, just not all at the same time. We were born at almost thirty weeks, I the smallest at two pounds, twelve ounces. And for the first week I was doing great, the best out of the four of us, then I came down with necrotizing enterocolitis. A condition that, if left untreated, I would die from. But operating on a week old premie was a risk in itself. The first operation was to remove the majority
"‘A republic, if you can keep it.’ Our responsibility is to keep it.” -Benjamin Franklin When questioned by the soon-to-be American people as to what kind of government our founding fathers had created, Franklin’s answer was twofold. What they had, and more importantly the obligation it now demanded of us. Well here I am again. Making as impassioned a plea that I can for the sake of us all. Sadly, the onus of saving us all falls most heavily on one group of us. White people.