When people see me, they see something they haven’t seen before, my other side. In reality, I see myself as a someone good like in my shadow box. I put some pictures up that represent me. One of them is the Seattle Seahawks. I’m not from there, but I love how they play football and football is one of my favorite sports I play. A dominant narrative is that all Latinos play soccer, but I love to play football too. I also enjoy my family culture. My mother comes from a beautiful town in Guatemala and my father is from Mexico. Our culture is really religious and I love learning about religion. How my family really cares for me and they want me to be better and not be a kid who is out in the street not respecting. After high school I want to go to college and after college I want to be in the NFL.
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