John Emwazi, was born and raised in Brooklyn New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant to be specific or how most know it as Bedstuy. It was rough growing up for him as it was not a safe area to live and his family was poor so he didn't have the luxuries that most children had during their childhood. John went through many hardships as being in gangs, robbing stores, drive byes, and selling illegal narcotics. John's principal was the only one who didn't give up on him, Principal Mr.Williams believed John was a very intelligent young man who was just with the wrong people following the wrong path. Mr.Williams wanted to help John, but it was up to John to accept his help. After a long conversation about life and how if John continues to go down this path he will either end up in Jail for a long time or he will end up dead. John agreed to stop his ways but he needed to make money also to support his family, the reason he sold drugs was so he could continuously chip in on paying rent for his families small apartment. John started to get his act together and started to work harder in school and stopped hanging around all those people in gangs. He increased his grades to high 80's and low 90's and ended up graduating High school fairly well off. John wanted to go to college and major in engineering, the only issue was John's family couldn't afford to send him to college. He told Mr.Williams about this and Mr.Williams felt terrible. Mr.Williams decided to do everything in his power to get him into a college that is good for engineering. John had bad grades throughout high school until mid 11th grade so he couldn't go to college on an academic scholarship. After a long time and making many calls Mr.W finally found a program that he could attend, it was a foreign exchange program in Chernarus. So he packed his things said goodbye to his family and went on the first flight to Chernarus. He started to attend Chernagrosk Tech in September. around 2 years off attending Chernarus Tech he had made friends with some others that were also in the exchange program, they Dj'd at parties on the side to make some pocket cash. After around 2 years of attending Cherno Tech, the apocalypse broke out and John and some of his friends began their struggle for survival.