In early February of the 2004 school year my life changed as I was chosen to be a

In early February of the 2004 school year my life changed as I was chosen to be a

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MONTOYA In early February of the 2004 school year my life changed as I was chosen to be a “Big Brother” through “The Big Brother Big Sister” program. A week after being selected I met my “match,” Montoya Sanders. Montoya comes from a completely different background then I do and is faced with challenges I couldn’t even dream of. He was born with a deformed right hand, has an unstable family, has never met his father,
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Unformatted text preview: lived the first nine years of his life in an orphanage before his mother took him back, and lives with his 18 year old sister who has a 4 year old kid. Despite our differences we have many similarities and enjoy are able to enjoy our time together. Having Montoya as a little brother has allowed me to understand a lifestyle different then my own and erase many stereotypes I previously had about people in extreme poverty....
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