Freddie Figgers started inspiring to be a tech inventor since he was a child. He got his first computer when he was nine. The 31-year-old entrepreneur would like to encourage others. He said he asked his father about the circumstances surrounding his birth when he was eight year old and the reply he got was unforgettable.
He said, ‘Listen I’m going to shoot it to you straight, Fred. Your biological mother, she threw you away, and me and Betty Mae, we didn’t want to send you through foster care and we adopted you, and you’re my son.His foster father
When Freddie was a baby, he was abandoned next to a dump ground in rural Florida. When his foster dad told him that, he felt like a trash. Nathan Figgers was a handyman and his wife, Betty Mae Figgers was a farm worker.
As at the time they found Freddie, they were in their 50s. They decided to take Freddie, even though they had fostered a lot of kids. They adopted Freddie and catered to his needs. Freddie said he was humiliated a lot of times due to the circumstances that surrounded his birth.
Nathan and Betty Mae are his heroes and role models. He will be forever grateful to them. Freddie and Nathan would go to the dumpster to look for things that were still useful.
Freddie Figgers had always loved and wanted computers but he couldn’t get one. One day they saw a broken Macintosh computer in a shop, Nathan bought it for Freddie and that was how he got his first computer.
When Freddie got home, he realized the computer wasn’t working. He fixed it after almost 50 attempts. At that point, Freddie had made up his mind that he would pursue a career in tech. At 12, others started noticing his skills.