Sunday, November 25, 2012


So I'm starting to get really busy again with finals right around the corner...but that means it's almost winter break!!!!!!!!  <---kind of excited :)

I am working on getting on the Ellen show so stay tuned, and hopefully getting good grades this quarter!  I wanted to let you all know however that the DO-IT program is accepting scholar applications!  Also that Michael's 4K is a tax deductible, as well as donating to DO-IT or Camp Promise :)  So here are the links again just in case you won the lottery and don't know what to do with all your money or you're just a nice person :)

Michael's 4K:

Tax Deductible Form for Michael's 4K:


Camp Promise:

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and terrific Sunday! :)

Adios readers,
Yomara :)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankful Thanksgiving

So it's Thanksgiving and before I go into a food coma I figured why not join the bandwagon and say thirty reasons/things/people I am thankful for! :)

1. My parents, they mean the world to me and I love them so much :)
2. Ali, she's literally like my sister, I don't know what I'd do without her :)
3. God thank you for hearing my prayers and helping me get through any obstacle :)
4. My friends, thank you for accepting me wheelchair and all :)
5. Television/Netflix/Hulu/Internet/Facebook/Twitter thank you for existing, I'd be bored without you :)
6. Chocolate, I would marry you if I could <----chocoholic :p
7. Food in general, thank you for making my tummy happy :)
8. Medicine and advances in science, thank you for keeping me alive :)
9. Doctors, nurses, specialists, janitors, and hospitals in general thank you for keeping me alive :)
10. All the teachers I have had that have either been strict or nice or in between, thank you for the variety :)
11. I'm thankful for my Camp Promise community :)
12. I'm thankful for the DO-IT community :)
13. I'm thankful for the schools I got to attend :)
14. I'm thankful for the scholarships I have received :)
15. I'm thankful for my electronics (laptop, ipad, iphone) :)
16. I'm thankful for music, the radio, sound :)
17. I'm thankful for the roof over my head :)
18. I'm thankful for my accessible van :)
19. I'm thankful my eyes see, my nose can smell, my ears can hear, my skin can feel the sun's heat, and my mouth can taste and chew food :)
20. I'm thankful my hands can type and write :)
21. I'm thankful for 20 years of life and almost turning 21 :)
22. I'm thankful for my wheelchairs (power, manual, and shower chair) :)
23. I'm thankful for my huge head that has a great memory and nerd potential :)
24. I'm thankful for books, magazines, newspapers :)
25. I'm thankful for the moments where I laugh too much and smile too wide :)
26. I'm thankful for being spoiled, but also being told that I have to appreciate what I have :)
27. I'm thankful for heaters, they keep me warm :)
28. I'm thankful for movies that give me quoting material :)
29. I'm thankful when the sun comes out :)
30. I'm just endlessly thankful :)

Adios readers,
Yomara :)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Compliment Letter for Fantastic Four

Today I am posting something super related to camp, so if you do not like reading about my camp addiction (who wouldn't is really the question?!) don't read on (but read the bolded part), but this is your warning...IT'S ALL ABOUT CAMP!  On the bright side, it will be substantially long :) so I'm sorry I didn't post Thursday/Friday.

So in high school I had the most fabulous writing/journalism/english teacher (Mrs. Wright :)) and she would have us make a portfolio of our writing and every time we wrote something for the newspaper it would be added to the portfolio.  My favorite part of the portfolio is that every month she would write you a short compliment letter.  Due to desperate measures, this is a compliment/begging letter for the Fantastic Four from camp (Michael, Lewis, Ben, and Elliot).

Michael is doing this super amazing 4K bicycle run this summer (BUT IT ENDS BEFORE CAMP!) that raises money and awareness for young adults with cancer.  Michael is one of the thirty college age students going from Baltimore to San Franciso in 70 days!!! To help him raise money and reach his goal of six thousand dollars go to:

I hope you apply in April to be a counselor for CPW! :)

So here's the deal: I found out (Ben told me) that their nine week application is due in less than a month and they were such a fantastic addition to camp that they HAVE to come back.  All the other counselors and staff for Camp Promise apply in April (you will get your compliment letter in March :)).  So read on for compliments and desperate begging.

Reason ONE: I know you all want to see each other, let's face it your guys' bromance cannot be hidden because it's just so adorable.
Reason TWO: Your cabins think you are AWESOME!!!  Represent!
Reason THREE: Your campers will miss you, all of CPW would miss you!!!
Reason FOUR: Purple cabin would cry if you don't come back, no joke, real tears... :'(
Reason FIVE: PLEASE!!!!!!! You know you want to come back.  I would get down on my knees and beg, but I can't (<--- that's devotion right there).

Michael: You're SO nice, literally an angel.  Your dance moves are legendary.  Your heart is so big, and your patience is endless. :)

Lewis: You're funny and good at being funny.  You make us all laugh/smile and laughter is the best medicine ever.  You can jump really high, I'm impressed. :)

Elliot: Your last name is super cool.  You always lent a helping hand, literally, when the toilets got plugged. I still have a bunch of questions to ask you, so that I can have more content with which to compliment you with. :)

Ben:  You are swell and your sarcasm is enjoyable.  You have impecable taste in clothes (not always in shoes :p) and I guess you're pretty cool. :)

Last, but not least thank you for reading this! :D

Adios readers,
Yomara :)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Broadway AND Fun

Wicked was AMAZING!!! In other words it was WICKED! I have been listening to the soundtrack since I heard "Defying Gravity" on Glee, and it is just SO good!!! I got to see some of my camp friends and I even got to meet Dee Roscioli, who plays Elphie, along with some of the other cast members! It's a surreal feeling to hear a song and see someone act it out with emotion, I felt so alive! Now before you accuse me of being dramatic, let me just tell you that there was a lady in the row in front of us crying her eyes out, I was no where close to tears. My favorite character has to be Glinda, she made everyone laugh too many times to count. The stage and set were so interactive that it really brought the play to life! Before the play we (Ali and I) went to PF Changs with Niki and Allison and that was really fun to catch up with them! I can't put in words how good it feels to be around people that understand the wheelchair or aren't weirded out by it! Thank you to my true friends, you will never know how much I truly appreciate you all!!! Oh and thanks to Ali's two hour time investment on my hair and face I felt like a princess! Yesterday was crazy, rain, wind, trouble finding parking...but it was all worth it! Being in a wheelchair makes it a bit harder to have fun, but when we do...Oh it is SO worth it!!! :)

Since it is Veterans Day I just want to thank all the veterans that have fought and those that are currently fighting for our country. Thank you!

Adios readers,
Yomara :)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Still busy

I'm still busy, school never ends...oh wait it does in (drumroll please) FOUR WEEKS!!  Sweet freedom, I can almost taste it *sticks tungue out* ok not quite yet, but now I really want cake.  I do however have something creative worthy to post and I will post Monday, because (another drumroll please) I GET TO SEE WICKED :D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I'm really excited!!  Until then my readers...


The humans
always stare
at me.

at all

They make
different faces
when they look.

Depending on
MY time
I see
their different


they just
looking at me.

I thought
humans invented
the phrase
"It’s not polite to stare!"


Start looking elsewhere

I am
running out
of time.

Adios readers,
Yomara :)

Sunday, November 4, 2012


So in case you haven't noticed I figured I would point it out: I've been posting for five months!!! (I really like the number five, like its my favorite number!) School is going well, really busy reading and writing, but this blog is my escape whenever I start to get tired of academic writing, so thank you to whoever is reading this, I appreciate you!

Speaking of people who read this blog, after I shared it with my community of friends I have felt way more comfortable with writing because I know that my friends enjoy reading it and if there are other people that come across this blog and like it, then I couldn't really ask for anything else. :) I hope those who do read this blog feel that they are getting to know me, because that means people can see that just because I have a disability doesn't mean that I'm not a normal twenty year old. Thank you times double infinity (Revenge reference!)!!!

I am working on other posts, I have the ideas I just need the time to write them (four weeks until winter break!!!!). I promise that during winter break I'll post twice a week! This year I'm trying really hard to have somewhat of a social life, so that has also been taking effort(its hard for nerds to have fun!). I think I am on track for the Deans List, and drumroll please...I FINALLY chose my major...MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS! :) I am so happy with my choice! :) :) :)

As for the Camp Promise plans they are still in full effect, whenever I write "#majorpromises" it will mean that I am working on that master plan (inspired from mean girls when they say "major sabotage" ;)) and whenever I write "#crushedit" or "#aca-awesome (inspired by pitch perfect ;)) it will mean I will mean I got something done! Stay tuned for this epic master plan! :D Follow me on twitter for more consistent updates (@yoyoyomara)!

Adios readers,
Yomara :)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Busy busy

I have been working on essays and reading like a crazy woman! I'll post something of writing value Sunday!