Kylah Vaunado

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My grandmother influences me to be a Good Samaritan, and a strong and loving person. She has three children, six grandchildren and works two jobs to provide for them and still finds time to support others when needed. She does not only offer financial support, she also offers mental and physical support. 

When I need help financially or with my homework my grandmother is always available. My mom cannot provide everything we want but only the things we need so sometimes we call my grandmother. One day, my grandmother paid for my ticket to a football game because my mother did not have the funds to pay for it. After the game I called my grandmother to thank her and tell her about the game. We stayed on the phone for about an hour or so laughing and talking about the game and my senior year.

Every other Wednesday my grandmother goes to Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church and passes out free vegetables to people who are less fortunate. She also gives away clothes that are too small for my family to other families that cannot afford them. She does not get paid for any of this, yet she still does it. My grandmother is a lady who does not mind giving and I love her for that. She has taught me these valuable traits that I use daily. When I am able to give I give expecting nothing in return.