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“…you never know how it feels getting back up if you never fall down.”
From Bulhan Mohamed Gateway STEM High School

Hey, my name is Bulhan Mohamed and I go to Gateway High School. Imma tell you a little quick story that I remember from my childhood. It was when I first rode my first bike.

It was early summer. It was in Ohio, we used to live in Ohio, and my dad, he bought a new bike and he thought I could ride it, but I was like no, I don’t know how to ride it because I think I was like 7 years old. So I promised him I would learn how to ride it within a week. So my brother was gonna help me.

So my dad, my brother, and me we went outside and they were helping me practice. And I kept on falling down. And my dad was like, you never know how it feels getting back up if you never fall down. So that’s what motivated me to get back up and keep trying. I kept on trying and I kept on going at it until I prevailed and I learned how to ride my first bike.

So I learned a valuable lesson, I guess. And I spent some quality time with my dad, because he doesn’t usually stay home, he usually works all the time. And that was the only time my brother and me actually communicated and got along. So that’s it.

Interview conducted in St. Louis, MO.

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