Earlier last year, at the young age of 11, Yesenia’s life changed forever. After a domestic dispute, Yesenia was shot in the face. This senseless act of violence caused Yesenia to suffer a spinal cord injury at her C3 vertebra, leaving her paralyzed from the chest down. She also has nerve damage with only limited function in her hands and arms.
Yesenia is a sweet, funny little girl trying to live as normal a life as possible for a young child confined to a wheelchair. She is a survivor who at first was fighting for her life. Prior to this devastating event, Yesenia was on a local dance team, enjoyed playing with her two sisters and watching Hannah Montana. She is hoping to participate in wheelchair dance in the future.
August 25, 2014
Thank you so much to everyone who is helping out with donations. My smile grows larger everyday
April 14, 2014
Please check out this video. Yesenia and Margaret were featured as News 12 NJ Everyday Heroes
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August 12, 2014
Whats up family? this is Mr. Knighton and our whole team is praying for you. you can stop by and visit when ever your ready . we love you.
August 5, 2014
Your smile still shines bright! You are beautiful soul. I will always remember your sweetness. You are in my prayers. God bless you Yessenia.
April 23, 2014
Yessy ♡ I love you babyGirl not one day go by I don't think about you you will forever be in my heart ♥
November 2, 2013
I just read the story about Yesenia and my heart is so broken. How could a man who was her father shoot her in the face? He should be thankful another man stepped in to help out her mom. Yesenia may God bless you everyday you will be all you can be. To your mom, Ms. Parker keep your head up lady. You are strength and Yesenia sees it. You are her rock. I will pray for you.
Shy from East Orange, NJ