Who is Barry Allen?

My name is Barry Allen, and I am the fastest man alive!
To understand what I am about to tell you, you need to believe in the impossible!
Can you do that for me? Okay, good.
Before all this speedster stuff, I was just a guy working as an assistant scientist from the Criminal and Forensic Science Division of the Central City Police Department.  I guess my job was simple enough, and I liked working at the police station. My job description involved often being brought to the crime scene to analyze evidence of crime and murder. I would take my samples and leave to go back to my lab to run tests and solve the case.
As I came and went through my lab, I noticed that nobody except the police chief, Joe West, liked me very much. While I was smart, I was often looked disheveled, acted slow and usually late for important police meetups. I wasn’t what you would call an amazing person.
However, while I working on some evidence in my lab one night, everything!
The storm brewing above the building sent out a freak lightning bolt which struck a shelf in my lab, and doused me in electrically charged chemicals.

When I woke up, I found that I could run extremely fast, had quick reflexes and supernatural healing. I knew at that moment that the lightning bolt had chosen me for something greater! I was now tasked with running around Central City, saving people and inspiring them in a flash!

Come help Batman and the rest of the Justice League this summer, by doing the Save the Superheroes Scavenger Hunt in the Children’s Room at the Avon Free Public Library
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