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This Life Rocks

When I was six, I started a kindness project called This Life Rocks. At the time, my dad was recovering from his first cancer, and I was struggling with selective mutism.

Planning a Life

You don’t bother to tell her about the pineapples back home and how fruit vendors peel the outer skin with machetes and sell them on wooden skewers, or on hot days, sell juices of freshly pulverized pineapples, complete with foam on top.

VIEW: Aunt Margaret

“When I was in the orphanage, they put me in charge of the younger children because I could relate, because I cared. I guess that’s carried over.”

Reducing the Risk of Deportation

If an immigrant is convicted even of a non-violent or minor offense, many years later that conviction can lead to deportation orders.

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