On March 11, 2014, my life changed in a way that I would have never imagined.
On that day, I was involved in a single car accident that fractured my spinal column, leaving my spinal cord severely injured. I was diagnosed as a T4 Complete Spinal Cord Injury, which means I cannot feel or move below my chest.
April 4, 2019
5 years ago marks a day in our families lives that we will never forget. Looking back we remember this day not for anything negative but for the day that my sister, Melissa Anaya survived a traumatic car accident. I’ve always been proud of my sister but she stills seems to amaze me everyday! For those that have been following my sister through this journey there is still a lot you probably don’t know but she’s still making strides and improvements everyday. Last year for her birthday she told us and herself that she wanted to start driving again and take a trip all by herself, that those were her goals for the year. 2 months later she had her drivers license, bought a car and her adaptive driving equipment installed. Another month later she traveled all by herself to Kansas to visit her college friends for a week. A couple months later she traveled to Colorado to attend a camp! She accomplished her goals in less than 4 months… And I’m still working on my New Years resolution from 2010! She’s just absolutely amazing! Don’t get me wrong there’s struggles everyday but she makes them look so easy that sometimes we forget how hard she has worked and continues to work to live her life. So today, I look back 5 years and look at our lives today and thank god for the amazing life that he has given my family. Thank you all for your love and support you’ve shown my sister and my family!
December 8, 2015
It’s been a couple months since I have posted but it definitely isn’t due to lack of activity. I am working out with Steve Sobonya, physical therapy, and recently started swimming at GB3 as well. Once I’m done with my workout for the morning, I head over to help out at my parents office or go visit at our restaurant in downtown.
Life has felt more like…. Life. I have moments where I force the smile on my face when I’m in pain, frustrated with spasms, etc. but that’s all that I allow it to be, a MOMENT. I don’t stay at home every day like I was last year. I workout, work, and hang out with friends. I even helped toward the end of Clovis East’s volleyball season (Div. 1 Valley Champs!!!
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November 3, 2018
How can we not help the sweetest people we know? You should help too.