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You don’t like what you have? CHANGE IT

By Lucica Marc  |   From : Winter Springs, FL  |   School : Winter Springs HS

I’ve been coming to the United States ever since I was 7 years old, but I never liked coming here because all my family was in Haiti and I loved being part of my big family.

The reason I came here is because one day, I went to school like a normal day.  As I left the house I told my Dad “I love you” as my best friend and father. He was my everything.  On the way back home, I get the news that he was shot at Miami Beach. My speech went mute as I realized my favorite person in the whole world was gone forever.

After that I moved to the US with my sister. In this school I met a person, she became my best friends, like my father, she believed in me. She advised me, became the person I can talk to about everything. During my first weeks of school, she noticed I was sad and went straight to Google translate to ask me if I was OK. That’s when she wasn’t just one of those persons that comes and goes. Now, I have two best friends that I’m grateful to have. I’ve been through a lot and they have been there though everything. It hasn’t been easy, but I’m happy I had a second chance to change my story and life.

I want to share what one of them told me… She said: “You don’t like what you have? CHANGE IT. Where you are? Change that too. What you feel? Just TRY, not by feeling pity and by being the victim of what has happened to you. Be the freaking hero that overcomes and becomes everyone’s inspiration.

 

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