Dr. Bon Blossman was an average American child from an affluent family in Westover Hills, Texas. As she entered high school, Bon’s experimentation with cigarettes, drugs and alcohol morphed her from an honor student to a class clown. At the end of ninth grade, she relocated to a town that didn't welcome her. Bon's lifelong struggles with a dangerous eating disorder commenced when long time friendships were lost and high school bullies made her life a living hell. After living in a German village for a year, Bon dropped out of high school as a pregnant teenager. As a single parent, Dr. Bon Blossman turned around her academic failures and entered the arduous journey of what ended up being ten years of higher education. With multiple honors along the way, she eventually earned a Bachelor of Science in pre-medicine, a Master's degree in Microbiology and a PhD in physiology with a 4.0 GPA where her dissertation research was noted as a landmark project in metabolic allometry.