Donald Eddleton was the oldest child of William and Darya Eddleton, he was born on February 24th, 1990 in Richmond Virginia. Donny was always an outdoorsy kind of boy, he used to always go hunting and camping with his dad every chance he could. Donny never liked being inside much, always an outdoorsy kind of person. Donny was very introverted, the type of kid to always sit in the corner and read a book, rather than go and socialize with the other children. This introverted lifestyle meant that Donny focused more on things like his schoolwork and his family, which aided in landing him a comfy spot at the Virginia Commonwealth University. After an easy 4 years of university and some years off, Donny bought his own place and started working as a hunter for a small meat supplier in Richmond, making just enough money to keep himself afloat. Soon after taking up his new job, he got a message from his father. His mother, Darya was approaching her 50th birthday when the family decided to surprise her by taking a trip down to her hometown in Berezhki, Chernarus. The children had never been to Berezhki and were excited to visit their mother's hometown and learn about their mother's birthplace. William Eddleton and his children saved up their money to buy all the plane tickets and the family flew away from their cozy lives in Virginia to live in the small fishing village of Berezhki. The family landed on an airstrip close to the town and were greeted by their relatives. With it still being a week out from her actual birthday, the families decided to explore the country, visiting towns like Novodmitrovsk and Severograd. They spent plenty of time fishing with their grandfather as well as participating in daily gatherings around the bonfire. Over the course of the trip, Donny gained a very close relationship with his grandfather through him teaching Donny more about properly butchering animals and hunting, the other children did not care as much for those types of things. After a little over a week, the children finally became comfortable with the new atmosphere. Not wanting to go back, they decided to stay an extra week. Finally Darya’s birthday came around and her mother spent all day cooking up a traditional feast to celebrate. The day was spent enjoying this feast with family and other village members. As the sun began to set, the family gathered around the fire and told stories for the entirety of the night. After the fire died everybody headed back to their houses for some much-needed rest. The family was awoken by loud banging at the door several hours later. Their grandfather and father approached the door, curious to see who could be up so late. As they opened the door, people who were drooling, making faint grunting noises, and covered in blood began to storm into their house, pushing their grandfather and father down onto the ground. They began to eat at their faces and bodies, picking them apart limb by limb, eventually killing them. In a panic, the rest of the family quickly tried to escape. They all ran into their grandfather's room and barricaded the door in an attempt to shut out the monsters outside. Donny quickly ran to his grandfather's dresser and grabbed the Winchester Rifle that was stored inside it. He then began to help everyone out of the window, while Donny helped people out the window, Bruce and Lucas held the door closed. Eventually, the rest of the children, their mother, and their grandmother were able to escape and they all ran into the woods. The grandmother being an old and fragile women fell whilst running away with the others. Darya attempted to go back and save her mother… but it was too late, they both got swarmed and consumed by the monsters. Ellie tried to run back and save them, but her brothers insisted they had to go before they too would die. They had no idea where they were heading or where they would end up, just trying to be anywhere but there. Once things died down the siblings began to set up a makeshift camp in the middle of the woods. Bruce and Lucas began to gather resources to start a fire while Donny kept watch with the rifle, trying to make sure he could protect his younger siblings. He began using things his grandfather taught him to increase their chance at survival. After a little bit, Bruce ended up noticing a hunting stand a little ways away. With everyone very hungry, almost to the point of starvation, Donny decided he needed to do something fast so he stuck only a knife in his back pocket and started walking over towards it. He ended up meeting a man named Frederick Wellins, a man who had traveled over for the hunting season. After a bit of conversation with Donny, the man mentioned he had some food at his house and he offered Donny to come over and get some. After some time, Donny came back by himself, covered in blood holding a decent amount of meat. His siblings asked him what happened and he said he ran into some deer. Skeptical, his siblings asked how he hunted a deer with only a knife and Donny just said “I just did, I would do anything to keep you all alive. Just know that”. Soon to die from starvation the family began to cook it over the fire. Donny smiled as they ate the meat and continued to tend to the fire. After they ate, the fire went out and the family began to start walking again, hoping to make it somewhere soon.