Hi. Thank you gor taking the time to read about my story. I have a lot to write about, so I will try to add more each time. Before I go to far, I will have to give you a little background of the family dynamic. Prior to my birth, my parents lost a daughter to choking. It is my understanding my mother laid my 11 month old sister down to answer the phone. In the short time it took to answer the phone and come back the child had choked and lost air. From what I was told there was no way of saving her. Needless to say it was a difficult time for my parents. A couple of years after the death of my infant sister. My mother had another child. It was a boy. (No not me) They were very happy. I believe that they wanted the perfect family. A boy and a girl. Since they lost the girl and now had a boy. They would try for another girl. I believe that I had two strikes coming into the world because of this. I wasn’t a girl nor was I born perfect. The reason I say this is because of the treatment I received from my mother. So I was born two years after my brother. I was born October 1964, in San Francisco, California. As I stated, I was not born perfect. I was born with a Cleft Palate.