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    Posted August 7, 2014 by
    Related to: The American Dream is out of reach
    So say nearly 6 in 10 people who responded to CNNMoney's American Dream Poll, conducted by ORC International. They feel the dream -- however they define it -- is out of reach.
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    Hello, my name is Princess R. I am 13 years old. Currently, I am residing with my mother in Kentucky. I have a challenging family/home situation. It is with a heavy heart that I have to leave my home in Kentucky.Complicating the situation is my mother’s medical diagnosis – stage 2 brain cancer (a golf ball size & growing tumor.) Due to this circumstance which is beyond my control, I am in the process of moving to live with my dad in Florida. That is once finances and living arrangements allow. I try to submerse myself in: my academic studies (to the point that I have nearly straight A’s,) my theatrical plays, my musical/concert performances, and my athletic events. I dream to play the oboe professionally at Carnegie Hall also I aspire to be an actress. I hesitate asking for assistance (coping/dealing with the current issues and achieving my life goals,) but honestly have no choice. Any assistance provided is greatly needed and most certainly appreciated. "My American Dream is" to live in a home that is free of illegal activity and includes individuals that genuinely understand and love unconditionally.

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