Most of us start our lives by being born into a caring family. From the beginning, we are cared for and provided with all we require to prosper.
Freddie Figgers, 32, regrettably couldn’t say the same. In actuality, nothing about his existence could be considered “normal.”
His birth mother abandoned Figgers because she didn’t want him, and he was later discovered as a newborn on the streets.
“My mother threw me away just like day-to-day trash,” he says.
“I’m not even supposed to be here,” he said.
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However, Nathan and Betty Figgers wanted a son and decided to give Freddie another shot. As adoptive parents, they welcomed little Freddie into their home and gave him a much-needed second chance.
Figgers explained as follows in an essay on his website: “It’s amazing that you can meet people like that, and till this day, I have never met my biological parents. I have never had the interest.”
As Figgers developed, it was soon clear that he had a talent for understanding the workings of electronic gadgets. Before turning 10, he began disassembling and reassembling a 1989 computer that his father had given him.
Then, at 12, he was employed as a computer technician for the first time. Three years later, he began building a cloud database in his garden, becoming self-employed.
By the time he was an adult and had never attended college, Figgers owned his own telecommunications business, Figgers Communications.
“He is now the founder and CEO of Figgers Wireless, a black-owned telecommunications firm valued at over $62.3 million that you may have never heard of,” the caption of one of his YouTube videos reads.
Additionally, Figgers has had the chance to develop his inventiveness. When he was young, he started creating tools to assist his adoptive father, who suffered from Alzheimer’s.
Figgers installed a two-way communication system and GPS tracker in his father’s shoes so that he could always find and contact him.
Currently, Figgers is concentrating his efforts on developing tools to aid diabetics.
In August, Figgers posted the following on Facebook: “Diabetes is a major public health problem that is approaching epidemic proportions globally. The prevalence of diabetes is rising at an alarming rate. Nationwide, 1 in 12 adults has diabetes, and type 2 diabetes has also become a commonplace childhood disease.”
“For far too long, large diabetic medical supply corporations have profited from this horrible disease by exploiting consumers with outrageous costs. We could have easily sold our invention to any Medical supply company, but that would only add to the problem.”
“We have a solution that’s all in one and remotely manages diabetics 24/7. But best of all, affordability for all patients. WE PUT PEOPLE OVER PROFIT.”
We will undoubtedly learn more about Figgers’ fascinating life in the future.
Congratulations, Freddie! We wish you success in all of your future activities.
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