My Dream of Becoming a Nurse

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As my parents watched me walk across the stage with the graduating class of 2006 at Skyline High School, I knew they were so proud of my accomplishments. My parents value education so much that they would do anything to send me to college. But with the economy affected by job cuts, bank closures, and fewer approvals of educational loans, they didn’t have the money. With every penny saved from their SSI, disability, and cash aid, they’ve already sent my older siblings to college to get a good education. They wanted us to receive an education they never had since they lived in poverty in Laos. When they arrived in the United States in 1980, their economic situation had not change. They lived in poverty in Oakland, so when it was my time to go to college, they were struggling because I was the 7th child of nine. After high school, I attended College of Alameda, but I dropped my classes after a semester to work two jobs, so I could pay my way through college. I thought that financial aid, Cal Grants, EOPS, and work study would help me through my college career, but they didn’t becaus...

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