My Parents Left Me To Die, But I Survived And Became A Star

  • Published on Jul 25, 2019
    Hi everybody! My childhood might shock you, but at the same time, it might help you change your mind about how your life, in general, is treating you. When you complain about how little you have, or just take pity on yourself, you must always remember that there are many people in this world that have way less. And that you can still succeed with a little self-determination… and maybe with a tiny amount of luck. Well, just listen to my story.
    Let me start from the very beginning of my life. I do not remember it, of course, but when I found out, I was sad and happy at the same time. You will soon understand for yourself, let me explain. You see, my family was so poor that when I was born, my mother and father could not afford to pay the doctor who helped my mother give birth to me. Can you imagine? And you know what happened next? The doctor suggested that they leave me with him… as payment for his services. I can only imagine what use he would have had for a newborn child. Luckily for me, my father managed to make some money and also borrowed a dollar here, a dime there, and raised the amount I was worth.
    I grew up as an abundantly energetic child, and to put this energy to use, my father would wake me up at dawn to practice martial arts. We practiced Kung-fu together and he also taught me to do simple acrobatics like somersaults and back flips. But as my fighting and acrobatic skills began to take shape, my academic skills fell short. I was dyslexic and never could write properly, so I failed my first year at Primary school and when all my classmates were already entering third grade, I was left behind. So, instead my father decided to enroll me in the Drama Academy at a local theatre school.
    Sounds miraculous, doesn’t it? I still remember walking into the musty halls of that school, tightly clutching my father’s hand. My fears (if there were any fears at all) disappeared as my eyes gazed upon the dozens of kids, my age and older, somersaulting and playing with swords and sticks. It looked like “Disneyland” to me, my own version of a magical world. So I very quickly let go of my father’s hand and put my little palm into the hand of my new "Master."
    But the magic soon wore off and the true colors of this Academy began to show through. I later on learned that when a child was enrolled in this school, a contract between the parents and the administration was drawn up. According to this agreement, signed by both parties, one of the main clauses was that the parents wouldn’t have any recourse in the case their child was injured or even… died. But my parents still signed this agreement, as did the parents of all the other children at the school.
    There was no miracle for me neither at school nor at home. Unemployment in my home country rose high and in order to keep their jobs my parents, who worked for the ambassador of one foreign country, had to move to Australia as their employer was relocated. Do you think that they took their 8 year old son with them? No. For you it might seem terrible that parents would even be able to leave their child behind. But for my family, it was simply a matter of survival.
    So, my parents left and I stayed at the Drama Academy where we had all kinds of training in performance, acrobatics, music, and different kinds of martial arts. It sounds good, but we had to get up at 5 AM and train for 15-16 hours a day. Exercises were sometimes brutal, sometimes simply exhausting - like, for example, we were performing headstands and somersaults for hours on end. But nobody complained. And also, we could not show that everything was okаy either, because if the Master thought that somebody was taking the training for granted, they would increase the intensity until we fell down from exhaustion.
    Corporal punishment and psychological pressure was commonplace at this school. Both from our masters and from our own schoolmates. At that time, I wasn’t as brave and was often picked on by the other children at my school.
    There was no single day that went by without something bad happening. I was very angry. I allowed it to happen because I was scared and didn’t know how to defend myself. It continued until I stood up for a new student and defended him. By standing up for him, I learned how to stand up for myself.
    Our school was a good place for movie companies to search for young stars for their movies. After a year of school, I got lucky to be chosen, too. At the age of eight I was already an episode actor, and by the time I finished school, I had participated in seven movies already. But I still hardly knew how to read and write...

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Comments • 23 865

    ACTUALLY HAPPENED  2 months ago +9730

    What do you think about his story? Tell us in the comments and don't forget to share this one with your friends.

    • Andrew Ortiz
      Andrew Ortiz 16 days ago

      Jackie Chan ........ Cool!

    • gaming on top
      gaming on top 24 days ago

      This isn't the real voice of Jacky chan

    • Ela undertale
      Ela undertale Month ago

      i will show it in school my clasmates will be so suprised!

    • denis konj
      denis konj Month ago

      Jackie chan I know that actor

    • Patrick Wentzell
      Patrick Wentzell 2 months ago +1

      In New York on a week vacation I almost got hit by a car because that city doesn't slow down or stop for anyone they care who a person is or where they from there is no happily ever after story because the real world can be shallow cold not supportive that's it

  • tlanzova Khiangte
    tlanzova Khiangte 49 minutes ago

    Is that Jackie chan

  • Hadeed Awan
    Hadeed Awan Hour ago


  • Jacob Aguila
    Jacob Aguila 2 hours ago

    Im jackie chans nephew🤞

  • Jad1x
    Jad1x 4 hours ago +1

    bruhhh i got goosebumps when he said im jackie chan

  • The Ship Goddest Linn
    The Ship Goddest Linn 4 hours ago

    Me: Alright this reminds me of someone...
    Me again: Wait- Jackie Chan!?
    Him: Jackie Chan
    Me: *I KNEW IT!*
    My friend: You alright?

  • Skeleton Gamer
    Skeleton Gamer 5 hours ago +1

    Lmao u dont even SOUND like jackie chan let alone ur story

  • Jiel Ann De Villa
    Jiel Ann De Villa 5 hours ago +1

    Wow your my favorite channel omg that is true 😮😮😯😯😯

  • Asrul Sani
    Asrul Sani 6 hours ago +1

    said whaaaaaaaaaaattttttttt 1like= jackie chan forever

  • Leonard Shawn Sasan
    Leonard Shawn Sasan 7 hours ago

    i think its jackie chan

  • Quinton Santos
    Quinton Santos 8 hours ago

    Question: Is this REALLY Jackie Chan??

  • M1rkyy
    M1rkyy 10 hours ago


  • Serigo lopez
    Serigo lopez 11 hours ago

    are you in karate kid

  •  11 hours ago

    When he said his name was Jackie My brain went: say sike right now

  • seasik vids
    seasik vids 11 hours ago

    Make a anime I will watch it and pay 100$ for it.

  • pubg limits
    pubg limits 13 hours ago


  • K.R.M
    K.R.M 17 hours ago +1

    The twist is that He is ASSIAN! WHAT

  • Garland Lau
    Garland Lau 17 hours ago

    Jackie Chan is the best.

  • Enamerevig Yst'olich
    Enamerevig Yst'olich 18 hours ago


  • Briana Lopez
    Briana Lopez 18 hours ago

    First of all you are no jakie Chan second of all you do not even sound like him

  • Supprressor
    Supprressor 19 hours ago

    I was suprised

  • Mobile Defult
    Mobile Defult 21 hour ago

    When you went from lil jack to JACKIE i said wooooooooahhh moving too fast *lil jack* when your parents talked about the school were u hade To do backflips and hard stuff. I knew this was about Jackie Chang. U can get sued for using someone else is name and identity

  • william towns
    william towns 21 hour ago

    So Jackie chan

  • Sarah Beattie
    Sarah Beattie 22 hours ago


  • Loco Queso
    Loco Queso 22 hours ago

    I knew it from the beginning

  • Dognut Doggo
    Dognut Doggo Day ago +1

    “Soon shortened to Jackie”
    Okay hi Jackie Chan what are you doing here

  • SpringFreddyYT
    SpringFreddyYT Day ago

    This story is actually true. Look it up.

  • Junior Lossitaire

    I knew it i flippen knew it

  • Mustii2007 Gaming

    I like it

  • Hello Hi
    Hello Hi Day ago


  • Elleanor Marak
    Elleanor Marak Day ago +11

    Who is the biggest fan of Jackie Chan

  • pamela arreza
    pamela arreza Day ago

    I knew it,it was Jackie Chan

  • Angel Lee
    Angel Lee Day ago

    I thought it was Bruce Lee or Stephen Chow

  • Faze Ayo
    Faze Ayo Day ago

    I do my own stunts JACKIE CHAN with it

  • Otaku
    Otaku Day ago

    Why jackie chan sound soooooooooooooooooo different?
    Is the voice actor is not jackie chan?
    Jackie chan haven't change his voice with every movies has the same voice.

  • Madeline Fay
    Madeline Fay Day ago

    His voice is so breathy lol

  • Giselle Tan
    Giselle Tan Day ago +2

    when he said, “jackie” the first thing i thought was... JACKIE CHAN

  • Massiel September23,1978

    I liked all of your comments people

  • Jarniel Malinao
    Jarniel Malinao Day ago

    we love you jackie chan your story is relatable

  • KingValkno
    KingValkno Day ago +1

    Sounds like a Ninjago story

  • Anna McCormick
    Anna McCormick Day ago

    jackie is such a good actor!!!

  • B哥
    B哥 2 days ago

    Oooo jackie chan ?,

  • Flip Team
    Flip Team 2 days ago


  • Claro Dano
    Claro Dano 2 days ago

    Jackie Chan!!!So Cool

  • Yi Yang
    Yi Yang 2 days ago

    And btw, I thought only teenagers or non famous adults are supposed to share their stories on Actually Happened. This guy is like celebrity.

  • Yi Yang
    Yi Yang 2 days ago

    There is no way that this guy would share his story in Actually Happened. Someone must have used Wikipedia and put his story on Actually Happened. Why would the real Jackie Chan want to share his story on Actually Happened. Is this some kind of sick joke?

  • Sams Wes
    Sams Wes 2 days ago

    I thought it was Bruce lee

  • Henrietta Schale
    Henrietta Schale 2 days ago

    I love Jackie chain and these I think it's so cool he write to this channel what the f***

  • Hawk Williams
    Hawk Williams 2 days ago

    Big fan

  • huzaifah killer
    huzaifah killer 2 days ago

    He look like Jackie chan if he does like

  • Michael Lee Teh Hui
    Michael Lee Teh Hui 2 days ago

    At the end...
    Jackie:as my name is Jackie Chan

  • Drsivadoss Subbiah
    Drsivadoss Subbiah 2 days ago

    OMG 😱😱 I was so so shocked 😱 I mean it's Jackie chan

  • Chelsey Johnson
    Chelsey Johnson 2 days ago


  • IO
    IO 2 days ago

    mogoo beans

  • Golden Llama
    Golden Llama 2 days ago

    Jamie Chan bro your a badass

  • Bongani Mhlanga
    Bongani Mhlanga 2 days ago

    Damn u did ur research

  • Jivas Family
    Jivas Family 2 days ago

    I would really like to see Jackie Chan one day cause I also live in Hong Kong

  • It's Beca
    It's Beca 2 days ago


  • Sudip Rai
    Sudip Rai 2 days ago

    This is Jackie Chan

    KIRSTY JERKIC 2 days ago

    Wait so this dude is the famous movie actor wow this is erm uhh cool I guess