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Contemporary photograph of Antwone Fisher taken in 2010 by Justin Hoch..  Image online courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

 

Who will cry for the little boy?
Lost and all alone.
Who will cry for the little boy?
Abandoned without his own?

Antwone Fisher
Finding Fish
(Page 210)

Antwone Quenton Fisher was abandoned at birth.
 
Born to a mother doing time in prison, and fathered by a man who was murdered two months before he was born, the baby became a ward of the state of Ohio. He remained in the child welfare system until he was 18 years old.
 
Living in a foster home until he was a teenager, “Fish” (as his friends liked to call him) often cried himself to sleep. When he became an adult, he had no photographs of himself as a child except for one grainy picture.
 
One can barely discern the features of this young boy who, despite staggering odds against him, grew up to be a successful Hollywood screenwriter. 
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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5139stories and lessons created

Original Release: Jan 01, 2003

Updated Last Revision: Nov 09, 2016


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