I was born in Boston and raised in Roslindale and later grew up in Stoughton. My family is of Colombian descent and we were raised with humble beginnings. I survived a childhood accident after spending several weeks getting treatment at Boston Children’s Hospital. Later in life, I learned to love playing soccer and volunteering.
Faith, family and community have always been really important to me. The sense of community has been a safe haven for me especially as a parishioner of Catholic Parishes of Millbury. I’m a single mother of two school aged children and over the years we have really enjoyed all that Millbury has to offer. I enjoyed coaching Millbury Youth Soccer teams that my kids played on in their younger years. It’s great to see posts on Facebook of some of the kids that I coached playing high school level soccer now.
I’ve been in the same home here in Millbury for about fifteen years. It was built in 1965 and it's a home that has done well for me and my family. We have and have had great neighbors over the years. I’m also surrounded by nature and my backyard brings me a lot of peace.
An essential part of my day is just taking a few moments, whether it's walking my dog in the yard or just being outside with the kids as much as possible, getting fresh air. I’ve also enjoyed swim training at Marion’s Camp on Lake Singletary and cycling the now paved roads of West Millbury and Sutton on the weekends.
I am loved. I am enough. I am also a survivor of domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence awareness month and if you or someone you know needs help, please know there is help out there for you. There are many therapeutic resources (https://ywcacm.org/dvam/) as the system is too broken to hold people accountable for their crimes. Please know that you are never alone and it's not your fault.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
SMS text START to 88788