It was about this time of year, three years ago, I was starting to walk again. I was walking with a the help of a walker most of the time, but there were a few times that I could take a few steps by myself. And I tried, and kept trying to walk. My therapists challenged me to keep walking a little bit more every day. I wanted to keep trying too, and there was always somebody there to hold me if I fell, but I never let falling stop me. I kept trying to walk.
It’s hard to see these videos of me trying, and seeing how weak I was, but at the same time, I didn’t stop. No matter how weak, or tired I was, I didn’t stop. I kept trying, I kept getting stronger, it felt like a slow process, but in less than a month I was walking a little bit more.
Then came running, and I’m going for my fifth 5k!
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I’m an aspiring writer still looking for exactly what I want to write about, with a lot of creativity, imagination and desire to write.
I studied Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University where I explored many different sides of writing through my classes and extracurricular activities in order to narrow my search for an identity as a writer.
I have written for Citrus TV Noticias and La Voz magazine, both of which gave me the chance to explore different mediums in which to write in. Through Citrus TV Noticias I also gained experience in translating from English to Spanish and vice versa, which is also something that I would be interested in working on since I am fluent in both of these languages. I was also an intern at Syracuse University Press where I got hands on experience in what goes into actually editing and publishing a book.
Through out the last four years I have faced a lot of challenges, which helped chape the person I am today. After being in a tragic car accident, being in comma, having a Traumatic Brain Injury, and being in therapy for over a year, I am a new me, willing to face challenges and knowing how to deal with them. I want to write about my accident and life after it to help others, show them it can be done and help in any way I can.
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2 thoughts on “I tried to walk and I walked”
Todos en el rehab center y todos en Float. Me aguantaron las peleas, se rieron conmigo, y no me dejaron parar. Gracias a todos!
Gracias a Rebeca, Eduardo, Darma, Natalie, Juan y Mayra. Nunca la dejaron caer, nunca la dejaron rendirse y siempre la animaron a seguir.
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