Account manager, 33, Snellville, Ga.
Tana's daughter, Christina (right), and her niece, Lauren
My daughter, Christina Atuan, is graduating from elementary school. I know that's nowhere close to high school graduation but I wanted to show how proud I am of her.
I am taking her to a long awaited vacation to the beach and a special surprise dinner. She's made all A's throughout and won the spelling bee as well as other awards. If I didn't receive the check I probably wouldn't be able to do this for her.
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Last updated August 12 2010: 3:57 PM ET