To start at the age of 3 my parents split up after not getting along, and my biological mother was diagnosed with mental disorder. My father re-married to the woman who I would call “mom” and who would care for me like I was her own all the way until I was 11 years old.
Tell us a little about you(your background and how was it like)?
To start at the age of 3 my parents split up after not getting along, and my biological mother was diagnosed with mental disorder. My father re-married to the woman who I would call “mom” and who would care for me like I was her own all the way until I was 11 years old. At 11 this woman who I called mom was admitted to the hospital in line to get a much needed heart transplant. As she was born with a hole in her heart and already endured 4 open heart surgeries. She spent 17 months of her life at Strong Memorial hospital waiting for a heart until the medicine she was on started to make her kidneys fail. We then had to look at alternate routes to get her the heart that she needed so we wouldn’t lose her. One of the patients in the hospital with the same wait time ended up transferring to Dallas Texas and got a heart 2 weeks later and recovered perfectly. So with failing kidneys, we decided to do the same for her, they put her on a special medical mercy flight to Dallas, Baylor hospital. When she got there they added her to the wait list and sent her out of the hospital, this was amazing for her as she spent 17 months couped up in a hospital bed. 2 weeks later my dad woke me up early one morning and said she was getting a transplant and we were ecstatic! We were living in Rochester NY at the time, so we then boarded a fight to Dallas along with other members of her family all headed to see her. We lived at a hotel there for 2 weeks watching her recover and this was the summer after my 8th grade year at this point. Then I can remember it like it was yesterday, we were in the pool and the doctor told us to come to the hospital quickly because something terrible had gone wrong while she was recovering. The doctor said they were giving her a sponge bath and that she had a massive heart rejection. When we got to the hospital it was too late, the doctors told us the terrible news and it was the most tragic night of my entire life. -The Story of Barb Mosher
What do you value most from your country?
The right to freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
Who influences you to go after your goals?
My dad has always been extremely motivating to me, to chase what I love and don’t stop until I get it.
What advice can you give a teen about going through hardships?
I can say that it gets worse before it gets better.
If you and only three wish to change your family or the world’s life what would they be?
For my mom to be a different more supportive person. For my family to be more connected and to not fight so much. For my stepmom to still be here with us.
Was there a time u helped others out?
Yes, I always try to help others out when I can and make their lives better and just let them know that there is still people out there that aren’t selfish.
Are you happy in the position you are now in life?
Yes, I’ve been through a lot in my life already but I moved to Florida with my dad and we started a new life and we are in a much better place.
What questions would you like me to make next for the new interviees coming to the website?
What is the worst thing that ever happened to you?