It was impressed upon me the importance of not putting my children into the place my sister and I accidentally were. I vowed early on that I too should get my tubes tied if I was to find out I was gene positive so that I would never accidentally pass on the gene. When I was eleven my family moved again. This time we moved states, more than 8 hours south of where I grew up. We moved to an area where house and land prices were significantly cheaper so that my parents could buy a house and settle down before my mother became symptomatic. My mother had remarried the year before and our stepfather has become a second father to my sister and I. Both my mother and stepfather found jobs in the area and I started my first year of highschool.