Two and a half years ago I was in a coma for five days following surgery. After the fifth day I woke up to find my family were all there.
They were the ones who told me what had happened. I was in total disarray.
While I was in Intensive care I tried to walk with the help of the nurses but fell to the ground time after time. Â This kept happening day after day.
Following a barrage of tests it was discovered that my kidneys had failed and I was paralyzed from the waist down.
Feeling very scared I did a lot of praying, but I remained paralyzed. Â Â The doctors told me that I had nerve damage and that If I were ever to walk again it would take years.
Believe me, Â that was something that I did not want to hear. The outcome was, drop foot neuropathy in both feet with loss of feeling.
Following my stay in intensive care I then transferred to Spaulding Rehab and eventually back home to the North End where I prayed to Jesus.
After two and a half years of being in a wheelchair, Â a Walker, Â on crutches, braces , orthopedic boot and a cane, I am now finally walking.
Iâ€™m still in pain and canâ€™t feel Â my feet but it is still a miracle and I feel like I came back from the dead.
I would really like to thank the hundreds of people who came to visit me, who sent cards and those who included me in their prayers.
I would like to offer a special thanks to a few special people who were in my corner, Susan Lopez, Jose Vasquez, Â Maurizio Badalato and most of all MY FAMILY who literally Â nursed me back from deathâ€™s door to walking once again.
Karen Vita and Ciara Rose, I couldnâ€™t have done it without you.
Thank you all.