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|Birthday:||December 2, 1998|
|Education:||Barfield High School|
|Occupation:||Busboy @ Mountainside Grille|
|Address:||Blackwood Home for Teens|
|Housemates:||Blackwood Home for Teens|
To help fight off all of the excess energy he has, Isaak is pretty much always moving and working out. He can't stand feeling lazy and he has to be doing something at all times. He'll go for lots of runs and do chin ups and basically everything that will keep him in shape. All the clothes he wears are just whatever he can afford or whatever he picks up from the thrift shop. He doesn't put much thought into it at all.
Isaak is a very negative person to be around. He's very antisocial and prefers to be left alone, and he doesn't find it easy to get along with other people. He finds it hard to trust people and maintain relationships with them. Generally, he will just avoid people whenever he can, but on occasion he is known to be rude, inappropriate or even aggressive. He has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, depression and anxiety, but he refuses to speak to therapists or take his prescribed medication, which he can't afford anyway.
He does have moments, however, where he seems more positive. He loves cooking, and occasionally he'll become so focused on what he's doing that he won't pay attention to people around him or he'll forget they're there. When he's in moods like this, he can occasionally hold conversations with people, but he hardly talks about himself and how he's feeling. Occasionally, if he's high, he'll become extremely social, leaving him almost entirely unrecognizable, but even then, he can still switch at a moment's notice.
Isaak was born in Chicago to Yasmine and Roger Whitaker, a relatively young mother and an older, abusive father. Isaak was initially conceived by Yasmine's own planning, believing that if she fell pregnant and had a kid, Roger might leave her alone. Unfortunately, the plan didn't work as well as she would have hoped and Roger continued to emotionally abuse her the entire time she was pregnant. Yasmine sunk into a deeper depression after Isaak was born and found it hard to hold him, love him or even look at him on some days. She was a terrible mother and she fantasized a lot about abandoning him whenever she could. Roger, whenever he was home, wasn't any better at being a parent, and he had no patience for his wife or his infant son.
Isaak lived a very secluded life, not leaving the house much at all for the first five years of his life. Even some of his neighbors wouldn't have had a clue that the Whitakers even had a son, had they not seen him a few times when Yasmine was going to the store. It wasn't until Isaak was five and he broke his arm falling down the stairs, that he went to the hospital for the first time since his birth and doctors realized that he wasn't even enrolled in school. Nurses contacted family services, who enrolled him in a local school, and kept a case worker assigned to him. After a number of interviews and forms and interventions, Roger eventually lashed out at Isaak for bringing all of this trouble into their lives. When teachers saw the bruise on his face the next day, they removed him immediately.
Isaak didn't really know what to expect when family services removed him from his parents. They explained to him that this was only temporary while they investigated his parents, but soon after, he found out that his parents didn't actually want him back. He was placed in his first foster home, and he hated it. His foster parents were constantly bothering him and getting in his face, and to retaliate he would bite and kick and scream. Despite trying their best, they didn't know how to handle him and they told his case worker to send him with someone else.
Isaak spent a few years moving around between so many foster homes that he completely shut himself out and refused to connect to any of them. Most of the time he would just keep to himself, and in the event that his families became too invasive, he would become aggressive and lash out at them, seeing as that was all he knew. It wasn't until he was sixteen that one of his foster parents took him to a therapist who diagnosed him with borderline personality disorder, depression and suggested there was a possibility of antisocial personality disorder. This came after an altercation with one of his foster brothers.
Thomas Wise was the only person who seriously rubbed Isaak the wrong way. They had both ended up in the same house together, where they were both expected to share a room, do chores and go to school. That was enough of a hurdle for Isaak, who was so used to being left on his own. Thomas also had a lot of issues and the two boys were extremely explosive whenever they were left together. One would trip or kick or slap the other and they would end up beating the crap out of each other. Isaak was forced to go see a counsellor after one of these fights ended with Thomas in the hospital barely breathing. Isaak was sent to anger management classes and eventually kicked out when they found out that Thomas was coming back. His case worker, knowing that sending him to a new family would be pretty useless, set him up at Blackwood Home for Teens in a room by himself. Isaak has been living at the home since a week before his seventeenth birthday.
Isaak was born to Yasmine and Roger Whitaker, and it's fair to say that neither one of them really wanted to have Isaak around. Roger was an abusive alcoholic who would regularly yell at and belittle Yasmine, and Yasmine had initially fallen pregnant in the hopes that it would keep Roger away from her physically, which only worked while she was pregnant. Shortly after Isaak's birth, Yasmine became severely depressed and she found it hard to care for Isaak and show him love. Roger was no better, because he was constantly trying to avoid being home.
It wasn't until Isaak was in six and a nurse noticed no one was giving Isaak proper medical attention, and she called family services. After a very brief investigation, Isaak was removed from his parents care, and although they were given the chance to change their ways, they opted to just send Isaak to foster care instead. Isaak hasn't seen or heard from his parents since he was seven years old.
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