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Stories of the American Dream

When immigrants leave their homes to come to the United States, it is not because they are expecting a free ride. They do so because they believe in themselves and they trust their dreams will be fulfilled.

Kedir Seid - Family and Soccer

As a child, Kedir Seid disliked the idea of coming to the United States and leaving his friends back in Ethiopia 🇪🇹.

“I hated having to come here, I didn't want to because I was leaving my friends behind. I didn't have problems like other people had. I didn't have to leave my family because we all came at the same time, but the really...really hard part for me, was leaving my friends behind. I remember going all the way to Minnesota on the Greyhound bus, just to play.”

Fortunately, Seid was able to come with his entire family. The families unity has been the great strength in achieving many dreams in America. As he describes it: “In America, you can be whoever you want to be. Whoever or whatever, but it has to come from you. What you wish for and how badly you want it.”

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