Chasing Maine: The Graduation Dream

Nearly eight years after coming to the U.S., two immigrants have achieved their dreams of graduating from nursing school.

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Chasing Maine: The Graduation Dream

Nearly eight years after coming to the U.S., two immigrants have achieved their dreams of graduating from nursing school.