Sizzling Through Life
I began by asking a question.
How many of us can say that they have a true best friend? How many of us can honestly say that they know someone that would take a bullet for them? How many of us are so close to someone that you consider them your brother? I can honestly say that I have someone that I am that close with, and his name is Jamal Abdul Cruz. Jamal has been my best friend for almost ten years now and oddly enough it feels like a lifetime . We met on a summer afternoon in 2003 my father and I walking back from the Gym, I see a group of kids playing tag at the playground I look over to my dad and ask my father if I can play and he tells me to come home in a hour to check in. When I walk over to the playground it seems like I was just drawn to him. Ever since that day at the playground me and Jamal have been as thick as thieves.[ This is the story about his rise from his lowest point. And who doesn't like a underdog story? It seems like everyone cheers for the underdog anyway.] dominant impression
[Giving his background]Jamal has always been one of the smartest people I knew. He always got good grades until his 8th grade year in middle school where he had to be held back because he failed in English. In Delaware it is required for you to pass English and Math for you to move on to the next grade to say the least Jamal did not meet the requirement. After his repeat of the 8th Grade he began to doubt himself in school even in high school he began to slip. -After his Junior year Jamal dropped out of High School. After high school Jamal got a job at as a line cook at Apple bees. He could not wait to start work because he always enjoyed food. Jamal was always experimenting food and trying out new things and putting recipes together so this job. “Working at Apple bees I would say really gave me a taste of what more I can do in the kitchen it gave me a certain skill set I always wanted to learn.” Jamal was always the kind of person...
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