Sherly C.

Sherly C.


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More About Me

Community: Cerritos
Grade: 6th
Birthday: 12/04/2007
Favorite Subject: English

Dream: To be a nurse.

Biography: My name is Sherly. I am 12 years old and live in Cerritos Patzicia. I live alone with my mom. She sews “güipiles” (traditional embroidery and textiles) for a living. She does crafts, or works in the field when she lands a job with other people. I have five siblings. Once in a while I help my sisters, who are married, take care of their children, or I help them with their house chores. I like to bring firewood from the valley or from the river. I like to sew. I have a lot of dreams, I want to be a nurse so I can help my mom and my town’s people when they fall ill. I currently go to Cerritos Elementary School. I am in 6th grade, and I know if I continue with my studies I will learn a lot of things. I love learning English because I can speak another language. My sisters were not able to go to school due to the lack of money, but I know my mom is doing all she can so I can attend school. On some occasions when I am asked for supplies she goes, looks for them or rents them and gives them to me. I know studying will open up a lot of doors for me.

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