In what is easily the best story of the week, Michigan wide receiver Amara Darboh as finally achieved a dream he has been chasing for fourteen years. On Thursday, Darboh officially became a citizen of the United States of America.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Darboh, a twenty-one year old from Sierra Leone, Africa, heard the words he had been waiting to hear for most of his young life. He could hardly speak as he was overcome with emotion as he spoke with the site.
“Grateful, just grateful,” Darboh said. “Grateful for where I came from. How grateful my family was.”
Darboh was one of the less than 100 people being welcomed into this country as official citizens, but the small room was filled to the brim with nearly 200 family members and friends of those in the room, including Darboh.
Darboh said that he felt “the same” as he always had. He has been living in this country for 14 years and now he is officially a part of it.
Congratulations, Amara and welcome to the family.
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