Jennifer W.

When I moved to Puerto Rico in 1994, I had no idea that I would live through a near-drowning, even though the island, surrounded by oceans and seas, scared me. I have always had a fear of drowning in deep water. A year and a half after arriving, on September 9, 1995, I was settled in my own home and Read More →

Jennifer W.

I had undergone stabilization surgery for my unusually severe scoliosis and for a spinal fusion. I spent 13 hours in the operating room and I was told that I had been admitted to my own room for about 3 hours. The nurses were monitoring me as I woke from the anesthesia. After about 10 minutes, I told the nurse that Read More →

Mary M.

At the age of 15, I had been physically, psychologically and emotionally abused by my chronic alcoholic father. We didn’t know it at the time, but he had PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries. I took an overdose of my grandmother’s sleeping pills. I was taken by ambulance to the hospital and spent three days in Intensive Care Unit (ICU). While Read More →