+ F u l l - N a m e; Spencer Dawson
+ F C; Chace Crawford
+ A g e; 19
+ B i r t h d a y; November 25th
+ S t a t u s; Straight, single
+ N i c k n a m e s; Some people call him Spence
+ L i k e s;
- Mountain Dew
+ D i s l i k e s;
- Walking in pubic
- Being paralyzed on his left side
- His mom constantly worrying and wanting to check in on him
- Having people stare at him
- Going out to parties or clubs now – he used to enjoy it.
- Being asked to dance at a club
- People seeing him as weak or pitying him
+ B i o;
At age seventeen, Spencer had a plan and a goal in life. He was going to be going to UCLA on a baseball scholarship. And while at UCLA he was going to major in journalism and creative writing. It was an odd career choice for an athlete, he knew that. But writing besides baseball was a passion of his. He loved the way words could make someone feel things, and even picture things in their mind’s eye. He dreamed of writing a novel some day and being on New York Time’s bestseller’s list. But while he worked on his novel, he would move out to New York and get a job at the New York Time’s and be a journalist for them.
Life however did what life does best, and throws a monkey wrench into his plans. It was five PM and he was sitting down for dinner with his mom, dad and little sister when he had a stroke. Yeah, that’s right, a stroke at age seventeen. Doctors could never figure out why it happened, but it happened. He was lucky to be alive and not only alive, but still “with it” as the doctors would say.
But he lost all movement and feeling on his right side and along with that, his baseball scholarship. What college wanted a player who can’t even throw the ball anymore? None. The rest of his high school career he was home-schooled He couldn’t bear the thought of letting his friends see him crippled like he was no. He didn’t go to senior prom nor did he walk across the stage to get his diploma.
New York was where his dreams have always been though, so he knew he wanted to go there. His mom was and still is nervous about him living in a distant city all by himself. She worries about him getting mugged or not being able to run away if he was attacked on the streets. At age nineteen, he’s just worried about passing his classes and figuring out how to go about the social scene without making people feel awkward or pity him.
He lives in his own dorm room at NYU now, and is taking classes there. He makes sure he arrives to classes early and doesn’t leave the room until everyone has. It’s not that he is ashamed of the fact that he walks odd or that his right hand can’t do a damn thing but sit in his lap. He just doesn’t want any stares. He doesn’t want any questions. He doesn’t want pity.
+ P e r s o n a l i t y;
Spencer is a go getter. If he wants something, he doesn’t stop until he gets it. He is determined and hardworking. But he is also extremely hard on himself. For the longest time, he blamed himself for the stroke, said that he must’ve done something to cause it to happen. Spencer is one of those guys that can just make you laugh. Before he became paralyzed, he was quite popular with the ladies and even with the guys who wanted to be his friend. He’s got a great sense of humor and makes you feel like you’re the only person in the room when he talks to you. He just is scared to talk to people now, scared of what they might think about him.
+ J o b; College student and writes a column once a week for a small online newspaper.