A poet once said that poetry and beauty are born from pain…I believe this, because I’ve lived this. A brain aneurysm and massive stroke changed my life, causing me to lose verbal and physical function for many years. As an AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation) survivor, skin cancer survivor, and being legally blind, it would’ve been easy to give up and quit. Instead, I became a fighter and began living life to its fullest, never taking anything for granted.
I’ve decided to write a collection of poetry to express the words that I’ve held in my heart and soul all these years. This collection expresses the way I feel and how I view life, love, friendship, sadness, and loss. I’m a new and improved woman, life has taught me so many lessons, and now is the time to share what I’ve learned with the world–this is A Piece of Me.
Sarah, or Angie as her friends call her, is originally from Bogota Colombia and has lived in Boston, Massachusetts for the last 20 years with her loving husband and sweet chihuahua, Nacho.
She had always aspired to pursue journalism in some way, but at the age of twenty-five she suffered a brain aneurysm and massive stroke, which caused her to lose verbal and physical function temporarily on her left side.
She is an AVM (Arteriovenous malformation) survivor, skin cancer survivor, and legally blind. After experiencing so many life changing events, she decided to write a small collection of poetry to express the words she has held in her heart and soul all these years.
The way she feels and sees the world has changed over the years dramatically, but her views on life, love, friendship, sadness, and loss, have made her a new and improved version of the woman she always wanted to be.