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I Used to Drink and Do Drugs

Joe from California, GED Student

What motivated you to get your GED degree? I moved here from the Fiji Islands 6 years ago with my wife and two daughters. We had two more boys (one is two years old, and the other is seven months old). I have been struggling to make ends meet for the past few months. We lost our vehicle to the bank, and yes, we have been through a lot the past few months. I came to realize that I had to get my GED in order to enable me to take college courses that will help me get a better job and a better life for my beloved family.

How have your friends and family helped you? My eldest daughter graduated High School last year, and ever since, she’s been encouraging me to get my GED certificate.

What problems have you faced? I used to drink and do drugs. I quit one year ago, thanks to my eldest daughter who helped me.

What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? I want to provide a better life for my family and encourage other people to do this.

I Used to Drink and Do Drugs

Joe from California, GED Student


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