The vast majority of us begin our lives in this world by being born into a loving family. We are cared for from the start, and we are provided with all we need to thrive.
Unfortunately, such was not the case for Freddie Figgers, 32. In fact, nothing about his existence could be described as “normal.”
Figgers was discovered on the street as a newborn after his birth mother abandoned him because she didn’t want him.
“My mother threw me away just like day to day trash,” he says.
“I’m not even supposed to be here,” he said.
Nathan and Betty Figgers, on the other hand, desired a boy and decided to give Freddie another shot. They welcomed little Freddie into their house as adoptive parents, giving him the second chance he urgently needed.
Figgers noted in an article on his website, “It’s amazing that you can meet people like that, and till this day, I have never met my biological parents. I have never had the interest.”
As Figgers grew older, it became clear that he had a talent for understanding the physics of electronic gadgets. Before his tenth birthday, he began disassembling and reassembling a 1989 computer his father had given him.
Then, at the age of 12, he got his first job as a computer technician. After only three years, he began developing a cloud database in his own garden, thereby becoming his own boss.
Fast forward to adulthood, and Figgers founded his own telecommunications company, Figgers Communications, despite never having attended college.
One of his YouTube video captions states: “He is now the founder and CEO of Figgers Wireless, a black owned telecommunications firm valued at over $62.3 million dollars, that you may have never heard of.”
Not only that, but Figgers has been able to express himself creatively. He began inventing devices to assist his adopted father, who had Alzheimer’s disease when he was young.
Figgers could locate and communicate with his father at any moment by embedding a two-way communicative gadget and GPS tracker in a pair of shoes he wore.
Figgers is now concentrating his efforts on developing diabetes-related products.
As Figgers stated on Facebook in August: “Diabetes is a major public health problem that is approaching epidemic proportions globally.” Diabetes is becoming more common at an alarming rate. Diabetes affects one out of every twelve adults in the United States, and type 2 diabetes has also become a frequent juvenile condition.
“For far too long, large diabetic medical supply corporations has made billions of dollars profiting from this horrible disease by taking advantage of consumers with outrageous cost. We could have easily sold our invention to any Medical supply company, but that would only be adding to the problem.”
“We have a solution that’s all in one and it remotely manages diabetics 24/7. But best of all affordability for all patients. WE PUT PEOPLE OVER PROFIT.”
Figgers has undoubtedly led an inspiring life, and we’ll surely hear more about him in the future.
Congratulations, Freddie! We wish you every success in your future endeavors.