Build hope and help a young iraqi dreamer

Dear world..
( I can’t show my face due to religious reasons) Hello everyone, I am a 18 year old Iraqi/American girl who’s simple wish is to finish her college. I want to be as personal and open about my life, because I want everyone to know and please believe what we had to go through. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart if you read my story, or just prayed for me. That means a lot. If you donated, or not. I hope everyone believes in their dreams and have a good future. Ever since I was 10, I always knew what I wanted to be in life which is a pharmacist, there was a spark of passion in me. Growing up, I dealt with many psychological and mental issues due to my childhood which everyone and doctors said I will have trouble dealing with. However, I had goals, dreams, and many other things I wanted to accomplish. I was not letting this get into my journey as a young women who wants to achieve her dreams. This difficult dream and path, is not only mine, but for my family as well. Not only for myself, for my mother too and sister. My father had passed away in Iraq war when I was only 3 year old, leaving me and my sister to my mom. This was a life changing, a part of us was forever torn away. In that time, we were homeless and had no money, food, or anyone.  This resulted in us moving to the United States as immigrations because also our lives were in extreme danger to pursue what can not be accomplished in Iraq due to, war, brutality, and danger and no future and so much more. We were also homeless and had to be living in shelter until we got to stand on our feet and work and im so thankful and grateful for everything even if it was a difficult and traumatic experience for us.   When my mom came to the U.S., she only had 1 goal in her mind. It was for us to get a better education  nd now for me, it’s needed more than ever. Sadly, because of our limited budget, my sister cannot finish college because my mom only can send 1 of us to college. but, I swear by any means, I will not leave my sister and work hard for her to also finish college when I have my education and job. I will not leave behind my only treasure in this life. Even when my mom works 3 jobs a day, to help me pay my college. I also work, but everyone knows how the fees of the colleges are.  She sacrificed herself for me, and puts me on top of everything. She works day and night, some days where we can’t make ends meet, she never fails to smile no matter how hard it is. When I finish college, and get the help I need. I want to help everyone around the world and make them happy. I want to spread hope and happiness to everyone, and want to remind them to finish their education because that’s the most important thing in their life. I eagerly and heartily want this, I pray every nigh to God and ask him for help and open a door for me. Thank you so much for listening or if you decided to donate. I will never forget this, and will always keep you in heart and prayers. God bless.
The college fees per semester are 4960$.. Thank you again and I am happy to be sharing this and my story with you.



Laura Abbas 
Los Angeles, CA
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