It meant that he made a sacrifice for us

Mariya Ilyas ():And so, um, when we moved to the States and all of that was taken away, that, you know, that, that, um, that, uh, model, um, and then my father, um, emphasized education, um, I, I knew that that meant f- what that meant for him. So at the time it was, you know, three, my three sisters and I, so four girls. And in patriarchal Pakistan, um, as you might know, it’s, um, it’s [inaudible ] to have a boy in the family. And so for my father, our only hope was education.