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Operation Beautiful Guest Speaker
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Monday, May 08, 2017
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Operation Beautiful recently hosted a guest speaker for Pitman students. A synopsis of her discussion can be found below.

 "El cuento de su abuela:una vida bien construida.

Her Grandmother's Story- A life well made; skillfully stitched."
Ms. Yassenia Gonzalez acts as a primary source- recounting the tale of her grandmother's arrival to the United States at 16 from Puerto Rico. With an arrival on Saturday and a trip that Monday , not to school as she had hoped, but straight to work in a sewing factory with no English or Education to lead the way out, it was not the life she was expecting. 
 Resolutely, -Yassenias grandmother begins the first of many stitches in a life that will take a multitude of   twists and turns. Over time , these life experiences lead to a beautiful tapestry depicting a  sucessful life, well lived. In fact, it comes to pass that it is one  which  exceeds all expecations and demonstrates the power of determination, grit , faith and love to produce  the American Dream .
Ms. Gonzalez recounts this tale with original pictures, first hand accounts and a heart for the story of her grandmother's life, which will serve to inspire young women  to maintain their determination and hold fast to their hopes and plans. 
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