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This is a picture of my great aunt Helen, my eldest cousin Daiven, my grandmother...
This is a picture of my great aunt Helen, my eldest cousin Daiven, my grandmother Edna and grandfather Andrew. These four people are my inspiration. My grandfather passed away when I was two and my great aunt Helen passed away in 2002 of cancer. I was very close to her. My cousin Daiven is more like my big sister. Her being 34, no kids, and having a college degree; I look at her and know I can do anything. My grandmother Edna is my backbone; her losing her youngest daughter in October 2010 (my mother), she has been there for me throughout and beyond. These four people represent overcoming struggle, defeat, and overall love. -Ashley Rogers