I was born on August 11th, 1994. I was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome when I was two months old, and the doctors told my parents that the odds of me surviving surgery were extremely small. Despite that, I had my 1st surgery within days, and my 2nd surgery when I was nine months old. I didn’t need surgery again until I was 17 years old, when my Fontan was converted to an extra-cardiac Fontan. My father and older brother both did karate since I was little, so I started doing it when I was six. I continued until I was ten, after earning my Black Belt. At that time, I was getting into robotics, and participated with teams in annual FIRST LEGO League and Robofest competitions. For a few years, when I was a teenager, I joined the local swim team with my brother. I also went to rock climbing gyms with my friends periodically, and I took tennis lessons at a country club. As an engineering student at NYU-Poly I now exercise by walking across the Brooklyn Bridge every day I can.