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Humans of ACR

Humans of ACR – Jordan

“You know, I started at ACR like so many people do—so young, and so unaware of who I was and who I wanted to be, but also what the world could look like if you opened yourself up to people who are different than you. Mary’s experience with the world is just so vastly different…

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Humans of ACR – Bruno

“I was born in the United States, but I’ve spent about half of my life between the US and Chile. When I moved from Chile to the US in 2006, I only knew about the US from what I’d seen in movies. I knew no English and nothing about Minnesota. Those were funny days looking…

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Humans of ACR – Kayla

“My favorite quote is ‘I am in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.’ I like to stay busy, talk to strangers, travel and try new things. I’ve been to 22 countries. 24 if you count Aruba and Puerto Rico. I had never been out of the country until I…

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Humans of ACR – Fati

“I was born and raised on the west coast of Africa, in Ghana. The Gold Coast. I was raised by my grandmother. She was my rock. I watched her grow older. The culture in Africa was, your parents take care of you, and then you are there to care of them. When the opportunity came…

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Humans of ACR – Richard

“We’ve been meeting here for coffee for at least 5 years now, roughly once per month. He likes to say he’s going to meet his older brother for coffee, but I’m younger than him. I think we’re about 3 years apart. He’s going to be….84 this month. See, because his birthday is so close to…

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Humans of ACR – Amy

“I keep my pencil with me for note writing. I write in pencil first. I have pens from garage sales. They are one of my favorite activities.” “I like to make a schedule each day so I’ll be on time and be done on time. I get good hours of sleep. I start getting dressed…

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Humans of ACR – Gina

“I came across the state to college at University of Wisconsin-River Falls. I thought the first semester I was going to try to go without working—didn’t think I’d need a job, was just going to focus on school and thought I’d be ok, but I wasn’t ok. By October my bank account was depleted because…

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Humans of ACR – Bubba

“Thankful? Thank you Jesus and thank you God. You know? For my family. My big ole huge party—my family’s. I love a punkin and a turkey turkey turkey—gobble gobble. I love a mashed potato sweet. It’s great. I love a sweet potato pie, and then an egg nog too and a coffee. My mom always…

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Humans of ACR – Joe

“I’m really social. And I like people. I play with my iPad. Facebook and emailing and everything like that. And I like to watch TV in my room. I also like going to the library a lot. I like the nature DVDs and documentaries. I like to learn about animals and plants and the weather.”…

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Humans of ACR – Kadi

“I got accepted to Northwestern University in Chicago to study Physical Therapy starting Fall 2018. Most of my residents don’t know yet. I probably won’t tell the rest until, I don’t know, June or so. Mid-summer. Otherwise, all of our conversations are just going to be sad. Even then it won’t be my last day…

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Humans of ACR – Peter

“I love J.Arthur’s. This spot by the window, yeah, it’s kinda my home. It’s real nice in here, and now it’s pretty quiet. It feeds into my introvertedness and I’m cool with it. I sit here once or twice a week now working on Pathway stuff. I got a text letting me know that as…

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Humans of ACR – Ke-ke

“I started at University of North Dakota and then transferred here. My track coach actually left my freshman year at North Dakota so I was like ‘Well, if I want to make it in the big 10, I’ll have to do pretty good here.’ So I followed him to the U, a year after. I…

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