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Hector

Age 17, Boyle Heights

I’m visually impaired, outgoing, funny, and caring. I like to help people in need. My dream is to graduate college and become a tumor specialist. When I was 11, I was diagnosed with a tumor, so I feel it’s my duty to help other kids with tumors. My tumor specialist was the one to inspire me because right after my surgery he told me that I could still achieve whatever I wanted to.  

I like to help people in need.

When I was in middle school, I didn’t have any vision impaired resources. I struggled because I couldn’t see the board and was afraid to tell the teachers. Eventually I had to tell my counselor who helped me get into a different school with vision impaired classrooms and the technology I needed.

I can reach my full potential.

My community has helped me because they’re the ones who push me towards my goals and dreams. At Legacy LA, I learned I can reach my full potential. They pushed me and told me – your disability doesn’t matter, you can do whatever you want, you’re capable of reaching your dreams.

You’re capable of reaching your dreams.

When it comes to helping your community, you’re not just helping regular kids, you’re helping kids with disabilities too.

I am visually impaired, outgoing, funny and caring.

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