Cindy O.

Cindy O.

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More About Me

Community: Chimazat
Grade: 7
Birthday: January 01, 2006
Favorite Subject: Artistic expression, because I like to paint and learn about plastic art.

Dream: To become a nurse because I like to help the sick aand not charge them anything because there are many people who can’t afford to see a doctor.

Biography: My father died of alcoholism a few years ago. My mother works as a day laborer and as a maid for the neighbors, which supports our family and helps pay for my education. I work really hard in school and am proud that I was on the honor roll! I dream of getting my nursing degree so I can help my family and people in the community. I have two siblings who both had to leave school before they graduated due to our financial situation. My brother is working as a day laborer in the field to help my mother pay for the needs of our home and for my school. Without the support of a CoEd scholarship I won’t be able to continue studying and will have to work as a day laborer to save money and return to my studies in a couple years.

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