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Dear Future,

I’m writing this in hopes that one day these will be problems of the past. The natural world is something very sacred to me and the extent to which we are damaging it brings pain to my soul. The beauty and grace that still prevails in our world is my inspiration to bring about change. I plan to do so through my education, spirit, and determination. I may play a small role but, I hope where you are can see a change.

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Querida Futuro Yo,

Quiero que puedas decirme que lo hemos logrado, y que el mundo hoy es un poquito mejor porque nosotras pusimos de nuestra parte.

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