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How an 8-year-old entrepreneur kept his mom and 3 siblings afloat

I was a lot like like this kid. After my folks got divorced, my mom was left with just a few dollars of child support per week, and we grew up poor. I did, in fact, sell things along the way, like flower and garden seeds, newspapers, and more. I was also the first to go to college in my family. I suppose that's why this StoryCorps story touched me deeply. See if it does you, too.

How an 8-year-old entrepreneur kept his mom and 3 siblings afloat
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Eviction seemed imminent for Dasha Kelly, 32, and her three young daughters Sharron, 8; Kia, 6; and Imani, 5, on Monday. The eviction moratorium expired over the weekend and it looked like there was no way for them to avoid becoming homeless.

The former Las Vegas card dealer lost her job due to casino closures during the pandemic and needed $2,000 to cover her back rent. The mother of three couldn't bear the thought of being put out of her apartment with three children in the scorching Nevada desert.

"I had no idea what we were going to do," Kelly said, according to KOAT.

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