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By Colin A. Young | BOSTON GLOBE, May 16, 2012
After being diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer in 2011, Manyang Mayiik began to study for his US citizenship exam. On May 7, he passed the test and his dream became a reality.
Mayiik, 31, celebrated his new citizenship Tuesday, May 15 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, where he receives care.
“He was pretty proud; it’s been such a long held dream of his,” said Sondria Berman, the Chelsea Jewish Lifecare’s director of communications. “For him to do it now means even more to him than before his diagnosis. It’s really pretty inspiring.”
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