Rick's Story: A Trip To Haiti

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It was just a normal day in Detroit, Michigan for a fifteen year of boy named Rick. Rick was on summer break after just finishing his 9th grade year. As Rick came home from the park he saw his parents outside doing garden work. Rick had a lot on his mind because both of his parents had recently lost their jobs, and he was worried about what would happen to them. He knew that his parents were running low on money, and they needed to find a job quickly or they would lose their house. He sat on the couch, turned on the TV, and began watching the news. He saw news clips about a terrible hurricane that had demolished Haiti. Houses were flattened and families were living on the streets with no food or water. He began to realize that there were people worse off than him in the world. He began to fall asleep as the news story played in the background. Soon he was asleep, and began to dream about a poor family from Haiti who was homeless because of the storm. They were speaking to him, and asking him to help them. He woke up in a sweaty panic, and knew he had to do the right thing.…show more content…
At the same time, he was still a little hesitant because he knew his family needed him helping out. He decided his final choice was to go to Haiti because he knew that other families have it worse than his family does. For the rest of the day he thought about his dream, and decided to sneak away to the airport the next day. He wouldn’t tell his parents because they would never let him go. He was really excited because he had never left the United States. When he woke up the next morning, it was still dark. He wondered, how much money it would be for a ticket to get to Haiti? He knew he couldn’t afford to buy a ticket, but he decided to follow his heart and head to the
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