My Life Biography

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My story begins in Los Angeles, CA. I was born on a rainy day in January, 1982. I am the second of three children. My oldest sister Veronica and my youngest brother Manuel. I was named after my dad’s mother. My parent at the time were undocumented who migrated from Mexico. My dad is from Michoacan and my mom is from Jalisco. When I was a baby we moved many times, until finally we ended up in South Central, Los Angeles, where we were all raised. Regardless of my parents legal status, they managed to purchase a home there when I was only two years old and give me a life where I had no luxuries but I had what was important, a roof over my head, clothes and food. They each had a job, my mother worked in the garment industry and my dad had his own business as a gardener. I started school at a …show more content…
Here I got into the Humanitas program, which allowed me to continue on as we went with the same group of people. I was also accepted on the track that I preferred. I was back to reality, walking to and from school, with the people I grew up with. However, I will never forget these years. This was by far the best time of my life. I got to go on a college tour which gave me hope that I would one day have a college degree. I had a few friends that towards the last two years slacked off and almost didn’t graduate. This was a scary experience and an eye opener for me, because a few times I was invited to skip school. At first I was scared, but I had nothing to worry about, because I started working in the second semester of my sophomore year and I had work experience as my elective. I always got to home early. I had the habit of staying busy during the summer break and taking various physical education classes that included, swimming and aerobics. I was okay, but not my friends. Many times I encouraged them to do as I did, get a job, take classes in the summer and this way we would be okay to leave early from school. Of course they never

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