sitting in my wheelchair,
Looking up at the night sky,
As the stars twinkle back at me,
Tears falling from my amber browns,
As I look down at feet,
and see the stripes and restraints,
that keep me confined,
wishing I could break free,
even if it is just for a day,
where I could just get away,
and finally, know what it feels like to walk on the sidewalk,
or how it feels to walk up the stairs,
all the little things,
oh, how I wish.
Tylia Flores is a 24-year-old born with cerebral palsy. Although her condition has affected her mobility, it has never affected her will and determination to make a difference in the world. Through her many life challenges and obstacles, she discovered her passion for writing. Tylia’s goal in life is to share her stories with the world. In doing so, she hopes to help others with disabilities realize that they, too, have the potential to make their dreams come true.