Elijah as a child was very cheerful and loved to joke around. Eli overall pretty decent in every class. He was also a boy scout which taught him some valuable survival techniques and skills, on top of this every Sunday afternoon he would go hunting with his father. Learning how to handle all types of hunting weaponry. One Monday afternoon after a school day, a kid in his class named Jacob decided to pick a fight with him. He never knew why but this kid never liked him. Eli struggled to keep his cool and hit him in the jaw, when Jacob got back up, he pulled a knife out. Stabbing Elijah in the chest and running off, later to be arrested by the authorities. Eli was taken to the hospital to have it treated, a few months later it was simply a scar. He carried on with his education, even getting a license to ride a motorcycle legally and got hired as part of a camera crew in a TV show inside of Chernarus. They flew to it a month before the outbreak. Making his last contact to his family before the outbreak.