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 City, 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 and 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 was so happy because I really like it. Is so long and the colors are gold and silver it has a cruz with jesus at the batton. Is so beautiful. 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 playing and going out. 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