Personal Narrative: My Michigan Hero

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My Michigan Hero We all have at least one hero. It can be a friend, a family member, or simply a stranger you met on the streets. My hero is my mom, Yan Li Cheng, who is a small Chinese woman with short black hair and warm chocolate eyes. Her smiles and laughter always cheer me up and she always supports me whenever I need it. Yan Li Cheng, my mother, is my hero because she has taught me that working hard will definitely pay off in the future. My mother struggled as a child. After she had turned 5 years old, she had begun helping around the house along with her two sisters and two brothers. Li started off by raking leaves to fuel the fire, pulling weeds, feeding the ducks, and simply just helping around the house in the morning before school and after school. In addition to the work, the education that she got wasn’t the greatest, but young Li continued to study and work hard. When my mother was a child, her days were so difficult and she never really had time to play or have fun with friends. However, even with all the work she and her family did, they could barely have enough clothes to wear and food to consume, and they only had a few beds! That’s simply the beginning. As she became a young adult, her workpile had increased. Soon after finishing high school, my mother began …show more content…
My mother and father were busy at work, but she always managed to find time to take care of my sister, who was only 3 and ½ years old when they moved to America. It was very tiring for Li, it was even more stressful when she was pregnant with me, she still had to continue working 10 hours a day. Giving birth to me was probably the most painful struggle for her, she went into critical condition due to a c-section. She had loss and a lot of blood, yet, 2 weeks later, she got back on her feet and continued to do her usual. Even after all of that, my mother was still

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