Today has been seven years since the day I officially woke up from the coma, the first day I showed any sign of acknowledging the people around me. I don’t remember any of this but I was also probably thinking what is going’s on? Where am I?
I think all I could do was look at people but that was a first, the first thing I did, the first of many firsts after that. Even if it was just the tiniest thing like looking at people, everyone noticed and gave them hope.
I think that was the first day of a new beginning for me, even if I can’t remember it. From that moment on I began to attempt to remember things and understand what happened, which led to beginning to fight to get better.
This was the day my new life began, not only for me but for my mom and stepdad who got married that day in the hospital. Maybe there was a reason I woke up the day of the wedding, maybe it was just random but I like to think I woke up because I was happy.
Congratulations Mami and Jose, I love you both!
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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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