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She Might Be A Tiny Tot But She Is Making Big Moves In The Soccer World

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Ariana dos Santos is a futbolista that is garnering international attention, and for good reason. The 6-year-old “tiny and mighty” soccer player has been obsessed with soccer since she was a little girl and her dreams don’t seem to have an end in sight.

Ariana dos Santos has one major passion in life: fútbol.

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CREDIT: Ariana dos Santos / Facebook

“It’s just really fun for me,” dos Santos told Fox4KC.

The Brazilian-American based in Kansas City is a force to be reckoned with on the pitch.

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CREDIT: Ariana dos Santos / Facebook

There is really no arguing that she is totally slaying the game as she battles older kids and dominates and her dad is already her biggest fan.

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“They told me I have gold in my hand that I need to make sure I keep her going. She’s going to be, for sure, the best player in the world,” David dos Santos, her father, told Fox4KC.

Her sick soccer skills are known worldwide and dos Santos was personally invited by Barcelona forward Andressa Alves to train with the team.

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CREDIT: Ariana dos Santos / Facebook

Her parents even crowdfunded the money to fly her out to Barcelona to meet up with fellow Brazilian soccer star Alves. They even bought her a brand new kit for the adventure. While she was there, dos Santos got to practice with the Barcelona team and showed them just what she is made of.

Nice work, Ariana.

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CREDIT: Ariana dos Santos / Facebook

Keep it up. It is clear that your soccer career is very very bright.


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This Latina Was Accepted To 11 Medical Schools And It Was Not Because Of Affirmative Action

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This Latina Was Accepted To 11 Medical Schools And It Was Not Because Of Affirmative Action

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Chelsea Batista is blazing a path she never really expected when she was younger. The Dominican woman, who lives in Brooklyn, has recently been accepted to not one but 11 medical schools. Of course, a person of color excelling and making history doesn’t come without some affirmative action claims because we just can’t succeed without help, right? WRONG. Don’t worry though. She is silencing those haters be revealing just how she got accepted to some amazing medical schools: hard work.

Chelsea Batista has made history at her school, Brooklyn College, after being accepted by 11 medical schools.

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CREDIT: Chelsea Batista / Facebook

Batista is a senior in the Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College and has been slaying the game since she started. As the daughter of Dominican immigrants, Batista had high educational standards set for her by her parents.

Even though she is totally medical school-bound right now, she wasn’t always sure that she would be able to achieve that dream.


According to her interview with PIX11, Batista was inspired to follow her medical dreams after attending the Gateway to Medicine Program at Brooklyn Technical High School.

“I get into this program and I see kids just like me,” Batista told PIX11. “Kids from neighborhoods like me, backgrounds like me. That’s when I knew that it wasn’t just something that I could say that I wanted to do but something that I could actually do.”

Batista admits that she was happy when she got the first letter because that meant that she would definitely be able to achieve her goal of attending medical school.


Batista applied to a total of 18 medical schools because she was determined to follow her dream and after interviewing at 16 of them, she has a choice.

“When the first acceptance came in from SUNY Downstate, I thought, ‘Thank goodness, at least now I know I’m going to medical school, no matter what,’” Batista told CUNY Newswire. “But then a few weeks later, more started coming in and I didn’t expect it to be so many. With all that hard work I put in, studying all night—it was all worth it.”

And with great success, unfortunately comes great envy. But Batista is setting the record straight to those who are saying she got there through affirmative action.


“Several naysayers have attributed my successes to affirmative action, as opposed to discipline and hard work,” Batista told The Huffington Post. “At some points, I had to remind myself that I earned these accomplishments. That I worked just as hard as those around me and that I had to break through a prominent glass ceiling to get here. I had to remind myself that I was not chosen because I am a Hispanic woman who fulfills the requirements. I was chosen because as a Hispanic woman, I had to struggle through more obstacles and resistance than the typical medical school applicant and I still managed to excel.”

How did she do it? Good, old fashion hard work.

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And it was that hard work that got her acceptance to Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Weill Cornell Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Howard University College of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York University, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, and Tufts University School of Medicine. Two of the medical schools, she isn’t allowed to say which, are offering her full scholarships.

She even shared her own study tips with PIX11 so others can follow their dreams.

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According to PIX11, here is one of her study tips: asking questions.

“I am never afraid to ask questions. I am that girl that asks a million questions in a lecture. I don’t mind sounding dumb for asking because in those 10 seconds I may seem dumb for knowing nothing, but after asking, I will know it. Compared to not asking and actually not knowing the answer later when it matters.”


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