I found this first video a few days ago, of me trying to take a few steps by myself four years ago in November, 2012.
Later I found this one, taken a month later in the same place.
I really don’t know how to express how I feel every time I see these again, but I remember wondering if I would be able to walk again. I had those doubts but I never stopped trying. When you stop trying, that’t when you can’t.
You see how scared I looked in the first video? I was terrified I would fall, my legs were weak and I couldn’t even stand by without help, I had to be brave. If I wanted to walk, I had to be brave. Just a month later I had more balance, my legs were stronger and I could stand by myself. I still had a long way to go but the hardest part, getting up, was over.
I like charing these because I want people to know and see that they can make it, everybody can. Don’t give up and don’t let anybody tell you you can’t.
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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