Humans of LCSC: Yaritza Ornelas

Elaine Baez, Guest Reporter

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Yaritza Ornelas: “It was supposed to be one of the most beautiful and memorable moments that I would ever experience, but I felt terrified. My heart was pumping out of control. I felt my breath catching, and the tears were flowing out. I felt bad for feeling scared. I wanted to be happy, but this was happening too fast. How could two pink lines represent the split second my life turned upside down? She has been worth every tear I shed because when I held her in my arms for the first time… with her beautiful chocolate eyes staring at me as a cry left her mouth… it was like in that moment everything washed over me. Every doubt everyone had of me didn’t matter. I don’t ever regret my daughter. In fact, I think she pushes me to continue my education because at the end of the day, she is my everything.”