My familia, or family, is at the center of everything that I do every single day. Their love and support inspires me to sacrifice everything that I can in order to guarantee that they have the best opportunities that life has to offer. This foundation was laid decades ago by my grandparents and great-grandparents who threw caution to the wind and traveled to distant lands so that their descendants could benefit from some of the things that they did not have access to such as education and democracy.
On my father’s side, my paternal grandparents migrated to Venezuela from Spain to have access to gainful employment so they could provide for their two children, my Dad and my Aunt. Although it was difficult to make the transition to a new country, away from all their family and friends, they sacrificed and saved all their money in order to come to the United States. Once here, they made sure that their children had access to the best education possible and they instilled their morals and work ethic in both of their kids.
These values have been passed down to my siblings and I which motivate us to persevere and to work towards accomplishing our goals for the good of our families. My sons are being taught that, in life, you have to work hard for what you want. Additionally, they are learning that getting a good education is a non-negotiable in our home and that getting good grades are the keys to opening the doors to their futures. La cultura, or culture, that we have been raised with is being passed down from generation to generation.
Winners can come in many forms and Disney’s McFarland is a prime example of that! Based on the true story of a 1987 cross country team from predominantly Mexican-American McFarland High School, in McFarland, California, the film stars Kevin Costner as Jim White, the school’s coach, who leads the team to win a state championship.
The movie revolves around the idea that family and inspiration are the ingredients that were needed to motivate these unexpected athletes to victory. The story is not only about one person’s triumph, but rather how an entire community was inspired to keep reaching for their dreams in a new country also. This true story, McFarland USA, will be available for the first time on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Disney Movies Anywhere this June!
Who motivates you to be your best? Check out Disney’s McFarland USA for a true inspiration and make sure you connect with them on Facebook to learn more about this story of family support and determination!
Let’s Discuss: Who or what inspires you to be the very best that you could be for your familia?
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