In a roundabout way Mrs. Warren, my high school teacher, helped me discover my passion for anatomy. Well, her and a lot of bad luck. Yeah, I was “that” kid. Since I was a toddler I’ve been breaking bones from sports, goofing around, not paying attention, you name it. I’ve broken, torn and pulled more bones and ligaments than I knew I had! Every time I’d get a new injury I’d Google it to see where it was located and what it was attached to. I’d strain to see the X-Rays my doctor was examining and attempt to interpret them myself. I broke my collarbone playing hockey – it was worth it, by the way, I scored big time! – and I managed to spot the break before the X-Ray technician. When I went back to school I quickly discovered a sports injury turns you into a chick magnet. They love to give you sympathy. So I’m chatting up this girl, Crissy in the back of class when Mrs. Warren interrupts my reverie. “Mr. Parker! I see your injury has greatly affected your manners. Perhaps you’d like to enlighten the entire class with your vast wealth of anatomical genius.” That was harsh…..
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- Written by: Keenan Rogers