Let Your Past Struggles Serve as Your Future Fortitude: The Sinuous Journey of a Dreamer and a Doctor

J. B. Rodriguez, D. X. Rodriguez

Abstract


Immigration to the United States can often be a traumatic and difficult experience for families. Unfortunately, status and responsibilities of being undocumented presents obstacles that can be difficult to overcome for many young people. This young author describes the sacrifices her parents made for her to have educational opportunities and the struggles she went through to achieve her dreams of becoming a doctor. She skillfully highlights how being undocumented places additional barriers that often limit the chances of success and thriving.


Keywords


determination; persistence; goals; achievement; undocumented

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2019.762

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