The Jordan’s Story



The Jordan’s Story

By Tylia Flores

It was a sunny day when me and my home attendant, Shenae who is short, sweet, kind and loving with caramel skin and with dark brown eyes decided to take a nice, long stroll to the Mall. When we got to the mall all of a sudden we passed by the shoe store named “finish line” and then I saw this pair of black and purple Jordan sneakers were calling my name, it was like an illusion like they were talking to me; saying “Tylia I know you want me on your feet, come and get it”. At that moment I just knew I had to get those sneakers. I fell in love with them as if I got hit with the love bug as they felt so good on my feet and as they continued talking to me. As I was indecisive whether to buy them or not, the assistant at the store was trying to persuade me which worked really well cause he was like a cartoon with a big bald head saying “you know you want them, look they fit you so well, you don’t have to ask your mom for permission just swipe your credit card right here on my lovely machine and they will be all yours”. As I was looking down at my purse I could hear my credit card talking to me, saying, “use me, use you donate $10 to cancer every time you use me”. As time went on my home attendant kept reminding you need to call mom and that’s exactly what I ended up doing. So I called mom and I was like “mom, mom, I saw these cool sneakers and I wanted to ask if I could get them”; mom gladly replied and said “yes Ty you can”.


What went wrong?!


As I look at the sunset,


I think about how far we came along,


And what went wrong,


How you broke my heart to the point that it stopped,


I could remember that like it was yesterday,


As I came home on a great Tuesday afternoon,


As I walked toward my door and saw a box with all the memories we shared,


As my heart stop my world change into a complete nightmare,



As you started to I started to become your enemy,


As you type those cruel words on my Facebook page,


As I shed tears once more as I think of the memories we shared,


Together as one oh what went wrong?


We went from being best friends to lovers to being enemies .


Oh what went wrong


What went wrong I still wonder to this day ,


As the sun gose down

Incredible Hulk


I feel like the Incredible Hulk right now,


My face has turned green,


My tempered has  boiled me inside,


I’m sick and tired of everybody  sh*** ,


I feel like the Incredible Hulk,


As the world. Is shifting out laughing at me,


I feel like the Incredible Hulk,



As my temper just boiled even more ,


I feel like a incredible hawk as I explode once more,


With nothing being said by anyone  but a shocked look


My heart is confused


My heart is confused,


no idea what to do,


Two people fighting for my love my heartbreak,


As one enters chemotherapy and nothing is improved,


My heart is confused I have no idea what to do,


Just sitting in my room in my own little world,


My heart feels mutual right now as I don’t know whether to stay or go,


My heart is lost in  it own world hurting to people as it goes almong ,


As I began to shed tears down my chest as I have to make the decision,


I love both of them in every way they are my heart,


As my heart is lost in its own world,


I don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel,


I don’t see the solution to this problem,


I don’t see anything I just see my emotions are going in different directions,


I don’t see nothing but myself  being confused,


I need to make a decision pretty fast,


As my heart continues to be confused,



Sitting in my room with nothing to do,


As I write this poem just for you,


As I look out my window and see the beautiful sunset,


As I think of you and how strong you are,


As I continue to pray for you and your family,


As you are in God’s hands I pray that God heals you,


As I look out at the Sunset I think about how much you have touched my heart,


In the short time that I’ve known you,


As the day comes to a close I continue to pray for you as you continue your battle with cancer and cerebral palsy,


Austin, you’re an amazing young man I feel honored to have met you keep staying strong love you always Tylia Flores (buttercup)


  Please Go like Austin’s fan page on Facebook and please donate to him as he’s is fighting for his life 






 It’s feels like time has frozen,


 As I look into your eyes and I see my future,


 It feels like time has frozen as you hold me tight,


 And feels like time has frozen every time I’m with you,


 It feels like time has frozen every time I fall under the spell,


 It feels like time has frozen every time you say the three magic words,


 It feels like time has frozen every time I hear your name,


   It feels like time has frozen but in reality time has,


 As my heart skips a beat Every time I’m with you




“My Challenges and Obstacles” By Tylia Flores


“My Challenges and Obstacles”

By Tylia Flores


       Waking up in pain and needing help to get out of the bed, this is all too normal for me. When you are born with a disability your bound to face some sort of obstacles in life.  The best thing I learned over the years is to overcome all obstacles and to always be myself. Having this disability has affected my childhood, health, and even socially by being pre-judged. My disability has forced me to explore life in a different way.


On the other hand, I wouldn’t say it’s all bad and that I had a bad  childhood. Being born with a disability is not the end of the world. It’s not like when I was born I had a choice anyway I couldn’t tell the doctor “no cerebral palsy please.” However, I did have to learn to do things differently. For Example:  As a child in elementary school every student in class were learning how to write there ABC’s while I was learning how to type them on the computer. Being older now has helped me understand that, although my childhood may have been different, it did provide me with many advantages.


After, childhood of course came my teenage years were I began to notice the health concerns involved with my disability. My first surgery was at the age of three years old and during this surgery I had my tendons release in my legs. When I turned eight I had a hip surgery and was in a body cast for six weeks. I can remember this surgery because it happened two weeks before Halloween and I had the best costume in town. When trick or treaters came to the door I just laid in my body cast in a special wheelchair with my face painted as a zombie thinking, “Wow this is so cool.” Meanwhile, in the back of my head I thought to myself “I hope these surgeries help me one day be able to walk.” My mother has taken me to many doctors and specialist over the years, and while some gave us hope others just told us that it is not medically possible. I believe I will always have health challenges in my life, however I also believe in miracles and blessing.


In the Meantime,  I try to stay positive and not think of all the  pre-judgment I have gotten throughout my life, because I am in a wheelchair. Teens can be so mean when you appear to be different. I always feel like I have to prove myself even though I can do most of the same thing they do. For Example: I am part of an organization called “The Plantation Dynamites” where people with any type of disability get to play sports. The sports I like to play are basketball and baseball because they are my favorites. My mom likes to videotape me play and I like to put the videos up on my Youtube channel, so I can show others that even though I am in a wheelchair we are all the same. However, that doesn’t stop people from pre-judging me when they see me out in public. Some people stare and even allow their kids to stare. It makes me feel sad but at the same time I like to talk to those people. Most of the time they are shocked that I can talk let alone have a conversation.  It just goes to show you that you should never judge a book by its cover.

Nevertheless, I can understand that anyone with a disability will have to face obstacles and challenges no matter what. The key is to learn from those challenges and keep pushing forward. Through my experiences in my  childhood, health, and being prejudged I learned to overcome it all.  I am older now and understand that my disability will impact my life, however it will not stop me from being myself Life is what you make!