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A Friend by Her Side
Freddie was six years old when she was selected for Friends of the Children New York. She was consistently getting into fights with her peers, had trouble staying focused in school, and was often disrespectful to her teachers.
Freddie lived with her mother and sister in one of the local housing projects. In the third grade, the family moved in with a close friend as Freddie's mother's health began to fail. Freddie’s mother passed away when she was 8 and her father passed away when she was 9. Throughout this difficult time, Freddie's Friend was there by her side, supporting and encouraging her.
Freddie graduated from Syracuse University in December 2017 with a degree in Economics.