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Navi Gonzalez


Due to the multiple health problems that the doctors anticipate I will have over the years, I had surgery on June 12. I followed the recommendation of the specialists and decided to amputate my right foot, it was an elective surgery.

Since I was 4 years old, ever since a truck crushed my foot, I have lived with many limitations. I hope this decision helps me to live without so many limitations, I hope to have a better quality of life. Sometimes self-love requires drastic and incomprehensible acts.

After only 2 months and a half, I received my prosthesis. I am learning how to walk again. And another ton of stuff. And I’m only sharing this with you because I want you to learn about it. I have always been very open about this and I hope that, as in other opportunities, it will be taken as a teachable moment for anyone.

For me, at this point in my life, it is not a tragedy, but a moment to celebrate and live life without so many limitations. Never take anything for granted. I hope you’ll join me to celebrate!