University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence.
Martians exist! My proof is my brother. On May 3, 1984, he was born John Smith. Four years, seven months, and eleven days later, I joined his family, along with another brother, a Terran, or human. John is far different from my Terran brother, because John possesses an easily noticeable charm that is very special. John will either make you fall in love with his alternate reality or abhor his childish, alien antics.
John is not really a Martian from Mars, but a Martian from our society. His mind thinks in ways that no Terran can understand. His special abilities are unrivaled by any other Terran. From birth, his fate was sealed, and he will live the rest of his life with this gift. John's gift is a rare genetic disorder called Soto's Syndrome, "a rare genetic disorder characterized by excessive physical growth during the first [two] to [three] years of life. The disorder may be accompanied by mild mental retardation, delayed motor, cognitive, and social development, hypotonia (low muscle tone), and speech impairments." While some people may look at his condition as a setback towards living a full life, I see it as a different perspective toward what we believe is a true life of sustenance. John is...
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