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Nacimiento de Mi Guerrera Interior

Los médicos decidieron que era prudente ponerme en un estado de coma médicamente inducida debido a la severidad de mis lesiones. Esto se hace comúnmente en pacientes con traumas severos. Era la única manera de darle a mi cuerpo la oportunidad de recuperarse. Comencé a experimentar lo que, hasta entonces, pensé que era un mito: podía oír todo

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Motivation & Inspiration

What Is Normal?

I understand why most people stare at me when they see me for the first time. I really do. I actually respect and tolerate most people’s reactions: curiosity, admiration, compassion, and even aversion. What I do not tolerate are negative and offensive reactions like the ones I experienced in my home country, Puerto Rico. Experiencing

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Motivation & Inspiration

Why?

Do you ever ask yourself why? As humans, we have the intrinsic ability of asking why, and sometimes we get stuck on that. We ask ourselves over and over again why “bad” things happen to us and not to others. Believe it or not, I have never asked myself why I got burned. Before the

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Real Life Story

Boston

At last, I was almost ready to be discharged from the hospital in Puerto Rico and continue my journey in a new hospital. As my BIG day approached, I reached another milestone: I was allowed to walk out of my room for the first time. “Isolation” time was over for at least a couple of

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Real Life Story

Losing Control

Seeing myself in this new physical state reassured me that we are more than just our physical bodies. In a matter of seconds, my body was transformed into something that I never thought it could possibly be. Yet, inside of it I felt the same. That is probably why couldn’t understand why people felt sad

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Real Life Story

Expectations

I had big expectations going through physical therapy despite the challenges I faced on a daily basis. For instance, it took me a while before I was able to stand on my feet and take a few steps to reach my very first significant goal: walking from my bed to a chair less than three

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