Personal Column: Escaping abuse

February 14, 2012

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Fear. Fear was in my eyes, my mind, and at that exact moment, fear was everywhere in sight. I saw my mother standing there frightened and shaking. She had blood everywhere. I didn’t know what to do. I got up and walk...

Column: Sister reminisces near death experience of sibling

September 9, 2011

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Fear. Unimaginable, unbearable fear was all my mind could process. I stood shaking and sobbing as I watched my worst nightmare happen before my eyes. I kept saying to myself, “She’s not dead. She’s not dead; I’m too young for a dead sister.” Laura and I had never been the sisters you see in the movies. We were...

Erika Torres Personal Column: Those with disabilities have feelings to

December 16, 2010

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My sister Carolina, is 26 years old and she's the most loving person I know. Like everyone else she has feelings too. Having a sibling with a disability isn't easy. Others do not understand that just like any other young adult,...