Five years ago I was able to come home just days after my last surgery, that meant that I would need to have my stitches taken out. I remember I really, really wanted them removed but we had trouble just finding a doctor to do that. I don’t remember why we couldn’t find a doctor to do that very simple thing, just take the stitches out. But I was so happy when my mom told me she found a doctor who would do it.
I remember being scared, I don’t really understand why because it couldn’t have been worse than the surgery and it really wasn’t. This just took a minute or maybe less, it didn’t hurt one bit, I barely felt it and it was done; I had no more signs of the surgery, except for the scars but those are permanent and I try to hide them with my hair.
I was and still am so thankful for that doctor who just offered to take my stitches out as a favor.
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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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