10/23/2011

Vitalina

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About ten years ago I came to the United States from Michoacán, Mexico. I never wanted to come to the US. It was my father’s idea that life would be better for me. My sister lives in LA and is the only family I have in the US. My mother died in Mexico. I was saddened that I didn’t get to say goodby to her.

Sonoma has been my home for almost 10 years. In 2003 or 2004 I found out about La Luz through people in the community. La Luz helped me get my first job in Sonoma and I was there for 4 years.

My goal is to finish my GED and go on to Santa Rosa College. I want to study to give a better life for my children. This is a future goal, but right now it’s hard coping and getting therapy and having to deal with the aftermath of everything, so I have a lot to do and think about.

I am so grateful to La Luz because they have helped me so much. I am very thankful for that. I believe, what I feel, is that some day, I want to be able to be part of La Luz. To be part of the team where I can offer help to other people who are in a state of need. 

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