Why I Am I Attending College

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I am Toria Letirish Black and I am the first generation to attend college. I live with my mother and younger sister. My father is in prison and my mother is disable, so she is not able to work.
I am the oldest child so I feel like it is my responsibility to go after my dreams so I can take care of my family. I have worked very hard in school to maintain an outstanding grade point average. I set goals and pushing myself to do things that may seem impossible but I know that I can reach each goal as long as I work hard.
Attending college has always been one of goals and I made sure that I would be able to be accepted into college by keeping a 3.5 grade point average. I pushed myself so far that I was able to become the Valedictorian of my graduating class. The only thing that I had to worry about and still am worrying about is being
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At home I have a mother that is disable so me and my little sister have to help her when she is pain. She has a lot of knee pain that will not go away and she was being told that she might have to get surgery and telling her to lose weight. As a family we have been trying to find different ways to lose weight and make our health better and it has been working so far.
Being that I have so much going on at home and I have a mother that cannot help fund my college needs she is a very big support system for me. She helped me find different scholarships to apply for and she actually found this scholarship for me. The support for her and my family is what really helped me accomplish my goals and it will also help me attend and graduated from college. Everything that we have been through and what we will go through will only continue to make me fight tougher to accomplish my goals and to support my
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