jueves, 1 de noviembre de 2012

"Winter The Dolphin"

December 10 2005 a bottlenose dolphin, with only three moths old, got trapped on a crab trap near florida. the rope cut off the blood supply to the tail, a little fishing boat spotted the little dolphin and a seaworld team took her to Clearwater marine aquarium.
the aquarium employees decided to name her Winter. Winter survived but giving that the reason that the tail was dead and useless and needed to be amputated.
At first it was thought that Winter would have to learn to swim without a tail, but this forced her to swim with a side to side body motion instead of the normal up and down motion that dolphins do, and the veterinarians feared that this unusual movement would damage her spine. Kevin carrol, who had designed prosthetics for other animals , volunteered to help and started working on a prosthetic tail for Winter. She broke the first tails that Carrol builded, they made her incomftarble and hurted her.
Carrol and a team of experts took a year and a half designing and testing a tail for Winter, eventually settling on a simple silicone and plastic tail. A gel-like sleeve was used under the tail, in order to prevent it from irritating Winter's skin. In Winter's case however, both the flukes and the caudal penducle had been severed, making the task much more difficult. 
After Carrol found a way of building her the perfect tail winter learned aging how to swim and her health improoved.
 Despite the odds against survival, Winter's energy and ability to adapt to her new physical form has become better than the expectations of many experts. Winter has done amazingly well in the short time since her stranding. She has completely healed, adapted to a new swim pattern, and learned to eat fish on her own...about twelve pounds a day! She is growing quickly, and now weighs in at 230 pounds!
Clearwater marine aquarium created a web page for people to learn the story about winter and find ways how they can help, also you can adopt her. the aquarium also instaled a camera on winter's pool so people in all the world can see her at any time.  (http://www.seewinter.com/)

Winter's story was so motivating that when a movie director found out about it, didnt doubt to make her story a film. this movie is called Dolphin's Tale and shows exactly her story.

this story shows how with just a little faith and hope, big changes can happen, so always have faith and never loose hope.


miércoles, 18 de julio de 2012

Music is all around us!

"Without music life would be a mistake." Music is all around us, on the radio, the TV, even on the street. Music is a kind of way to escape from all the troubles that surround us. Because music is "God's little reminder that there's something else besides us in the universe, a harmonic connection between all living beings, everywhere even the stars." Everytime you're feeling low, music will always bring you up when you're down. "Music is all around us, all you have to do is listen."

jueves, 8 de marzo de 2012

Stop KONY 2012!!

"Joseph kony is one of the world’s worst war criminals and I support the international effort to arrest him, disarm the LRA and bring the child soldiers home."

He created the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). The LRA is a militari group with strong religious ideology. Known for the wrong things they do with their civilians. Directed by Kony the LRA has earned the reputation of doing things against other countries. No one knew about this until one man, Jason Russel, went to ugandi africa and met jacob. 10 years after meeting him they became realy good friends, but before knowing him, jacob was in a realy diferent situation. "He was running for his life". They discovered that people in there was being arrested and taking children from their home. Those kids were terrified. Jason russel wanted to do something, that things couldn't keep going on, so he made a promes to jacob, a promess that he would keep until justice was done. He did that promes not knowing what it would mean. But now that he does, he has fought to fullfill it over the past 9 months.
But this can't be done by his own, Kony needs to be captured, so he builded a plan to fullfil it, and if we do we'll change together human history.
But time running out we need to stop this before december 31 2012 cause after that, this history expires.
And our mission is to stop the LRA and their leader, JOSEPH KONY.
How we're gonna do it? ... With our determination anything is possible.

For 26 six years kony has kidnapped children from their homes taking them to the rebbel group the LRA and forcing them to kill their own parents, and its not a few children, its thousands of them. In 2002 kony became first on the court's list and the number one that they wanted to catch.
"Its obvious kony needs to be stoped, but the problem is that 99% of the planet doesn't know who he is, if they knew, kony would've been stoped long ago."
Jason thought that if the goverment of the U.S knew, they could help them to stop kony, but at first everyone told them that there was no way that this could be done. So they told the ones they could about uganda and the invisible children, when they heard they were shocked and devastated.
They started a comunity that kept growing and growing, so more and more people knew about this. They got creative and they got loud, spreading their voice. But Kony was still out there and needed to be stopped. The community they created shared the idea "that where you live shouldn't determine wheather you live."
They rebuilded what kony had destroyed. So they rebuilded schools, they created jobs, and they builded a radio network, so no matter where they're at they could hear each other.
"All of this was funded by an army of young people." And donated money to a program called TRI and proved that a bunch of littles could make a big difference. And thanks to that, the unseen became visible. Everyone got together to make a change. Now that many people supported them, they went back to the white house, they met with congress men, senators, one by one and they agreed with them this time. "What I was told that would never happen, Happened" - jason russel.
They got a letter from the president of united states telling them that they had his support. He sended a small number of military forces to help them find kony. Now that they had all support, nothing could stop them.
"After 8 years of work, the government finaly heard us." -Jason russel.
In october 2011 many soldiers were sent to central africa to assist the african army and finaly find kony.
But one problem apeared, kony discovered about this so he escaped to prevent being captured. 
But NOW they know what to do...
Here it is: READY?
"In order for kony to be arrested this year, the uganda military has to find him. In order to find him they need the technology, and training to track him in the vast jungle. Thats when the american advisers come in, but in order for the american advisers to
Be there , the US government has to deploy that. They've done that but if the government doesn't believe that pleople care about arresting kony, the mission will be CANCELED. In order for the people to care, they have to know, and they will only know if Kony's name is everywhere. This is the dream,KONY arrested for all the world to see, and the abducted children to return home."
Here is how we're going to make him visible:
"We are going to make Joseph Kony a house hold name, not to celebrate him, but to bring his crimes into the light. And we're starting this year 2012. 
We're calling 20 culture makers and 12 policy makers, to use their power for good. We'll start with the 20 cultural makers: celebrities, athletes and billionares that have a loud voice. We're calling 20 of the most diverse and influential culture makers to speak out about kony and make him famous. Then we're going after policy makers, the ones that have the authority to make kony captured. So we need to remind them that no matter what side you're on, this is something we can all agree on. Our goal is to change the conversation of our culture and get people to ask, who is joseph kony?.
Its always been that the decitions made by the few money or power, dictate the priorities of their government, and the media, they determine the lives and the oportunities of their citizens. But now there's something bigger than that; the people of the world see each other and can protect each other is turning the sistem upside down and it changes everything." 
Joseph kony was commiting crimes and no one cared, but now, we ALL care, now we are united all together for a change in our world. What we do or don't do, will afect the future that will come. 
"We are not just studying human history, we are shaping it."

When I grow up I want to be able to say to my kids that the world together made history, that we changed something, something that realy matters to us, I want to teach them that everything is possible as long as you believe. And be able to say that when we come all together great things can happen...

martes, 28 de febrero de 2012


Pasaron 5 años ya, 5 años sin ella. 
Sin las historias, sin las anécdotas.
Me hacen falta las risas, los abrazos y todo el apoyo que siempre nos dio.
Mi abuela era mestra y siempre nos enseñaba algo nuevo, como ser mejores personas y cosas de la vida.
Ella dibujaba y escribía y me gusta pensar que también heredé eso de ella. Mi abuela fue como un héroe, pasó por muchas cosas difíciles, como la guerra, en la cual tuvo que abandonar su casa y sus cosas y solo ir con sus hijos, fue una heroína al cuidarlos y hacer lo mejor por ellos. La extraño tanto, pero
sé que ahora esta en un lugar mejor, y nos cuida desde allá, nos mira todos los dias y esta feliz. Ella está feliz.