I moved to New York City in 2014. I remember that day like if that was yesterday, I felt I wasn't ready to live my country. I knew I'll come to New York 9 days before the flight. When my dad told me I can't believe it. I was so sad, I didn't want to leave my family, my friends, my school. So my friends make a farewell for me and one of my best friends give me a crucify to remind him and where I came from. I still having that crucify sometimes I wear it sometimes I don't but I always have it in my mind. I have it in a little box and every time I look at it I remember all the moments I pass with my friends. Also Is really important to me because it’s represent my religion. Catholic people use to wear that and pray with that. Is so special for me.
– Griselda Vasquez