We first profiled stylist, salon owner, and educator Yara de la Torre (@yaradoeshair) in October of 2019, sharing her story of coming back from an accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down.
“I got locked out and was trying to break into my own window,” de la Torre told us. “I took one step back and fell and broke my back. I was airlifted to Miami and my diagnosis was complete paralysis from the waist down.”
This was on April 28, 2019. She had fought her way back, finding many adaptations, and returned to her salon and her passion—doing hair—when less than a year later, she had to stop working, again, because of the shutdowns in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Her story of overcoming adversity inspired us then and it continues to encourage us to follow her example of positive thinking and taking action.
READ HER FULL STORY HERE.
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