I was raised in the poor slums of Vietnam where where our homes were cramped together like a carnival concession stand, smelling of spoiled garbage and sour washrags. Every day felt like a struggle for survival:
But poverty never weakened my resolve. Armed with an infinite desire to carve a new path and forever change the course of my fortunes, I began to take zealous, religious-like passion in mathematics.
By 7th grade I had written a near-thousand page long math word problem featured on television, and eventually submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records.
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