A few hours ago, on the night of March 29th I received the phone call that my abuela has passed away from her long battle with cancer. My grandmother was many great things, but if I had to choose one attribute that embodied my abuela, it would be strength! She grew up in a small farm in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico and was a single mother to eight children. She dreamed of a life full of opportunities for her children that she knew she simply could not provide on the island. Without hesitation, she saved up every penny that she made and sold everything she had to move her and her children to the continental U.S to give them a better life. Even when the world seemed to be against her, she had the strength to keep moving.