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The Ultimate Life-Transformation Story: From Child Slave to Citizen
According to this AP article, Hall was forced to live a wealthy family's garage, without electricity, washing her clothes in a bucket, while their five children lived a normal life steps away. She was not allowed to attend school and worked full-time for two years before a suspicious neighbor called the police and she was rescued. (Read the entire article to find out what happened after she was rescued, and the amazing way she pulled herself out of her troubles.)
“No one really can tell you you can’t do that or you can’t be that
person,” she said after her citizenship ceremony. “I can be who I want
to be." Hall says that she doesn’t dwell on the past
and is focused on starting her career -- becoming a police officer or
immigration agent to help other victims of human trafficking. “Now
I can move on with my career and start my life the way I want it,” the
22-year-old said. “It’s just something
I’ve waited for for a long time.”
That's one Cinderella story worth retelling.
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