Age | 14

Photographer| Lisa Uesugi

I am taking pictures of my sister. Sam. I chose her because she is my role model and because I wish I could play sports as good as her but I can’t because I have really bad hips. But I can teach her tricks about basketball. She makes me feel good because she makes my favorite breakfast and makes funny faces. She helps with my chores and my homework. My sister inspires me because of her helpfulness and caring for other people. She can do anything and spends her time with our family. She has a 4.0 grade average. I have a 3.0 but want to have a 4.0 too. I want her to know that she is the kindest person I know because she’s always there for me and my family.

I am…smart, funny and kind
I can…play sports
I will…become the first U’u basketball player in my family

My brother Sean took my picture. He’s the oldest teen in our family. His life is all about having fun. He entertains us. He might be a little bit lazy but he keeps up with the family and is responsible for all of us. We like to play together but he also helps me with everything around the house. He encourages me in the sports that I play and is always there for me. I am proud of him. My dream is for him is to be able to play sports one day after his hip surgery. I hope he gets his degree so he can have the job he wants in life. I want him to know that he is the best brother I could ever have and we, as a family, are proud of what he’s doing.

Samantha | Sister

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