Hey everybody, I promised you guys to upload/share this as soon as I could get it. It appeared on the Telemundo Orlando Web site today, apparently, so I tried a million things to post it on Facebook and on here in its original form, but finally managed to upload it to YouTube.
That way, millions of viewers (let’s hope!) can share in our cause and hear/watch my story, which is merely one of the many examples of people with spina bifida who strive to make a difference in their communities.
Yes, the video is in Spanish, but in my opinion, the most telling elements are visual, so it’s probably not hard to follow. I basically talked about my frustrations with having a physical challenge (i.e., waiting for the handicapped stall when the person who is occupying it doesn’t need it), and how my parents have been such an inspiration to me to survive and thrive. Of course, when interviewed, my parents deflected, saying that it was all me! (I strongly disagree.) Obviously, I spoke of my campaign to raise awareness for spina bifida through my blog. After all, that is what landed me that opportunity in the first place. People were interested in this initiative that tries to make use of some of the latest technology.
Anyhow, without further ado, please watch the video– enjoy!