First Literacy Scholar: Juan

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Juan immigrated to the U.S. in search of a better life for both himself and his parents. For much of his life he has struggled with a medical condition which he was unable to receive adequate care in his home country. In addition to the physical burdens related to his condition, his medical problems caused him to lose his job and he faced discrimination by employers in his home country who did not want to hire him because of his health problems. This was very difficult time for Juan and his family as his parents relied on Juan for financial support due to their own medical conditions and the high cost of their medication. After arriving in the U.S. Juan’s health has improved thanks to the medical treatments he received in the U.S. Determined to support his family and fulfill his dreams, Juan is now enrolled at Mount Wachusett Community College. His dream is to graduate college and contribute positively to American society.

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