“No matter what your circumstances are in life, you are able to do something positive for your family – and for the world. It’s important to find something that is good for yourself and for all people.” – Onix Flores.
Watch the rest of Onix’s inspirational message below:
Onix lives with Charcot-Marie-Tooth, a rare neuromuscular disease. Diagnosed at a young age, Onix became ventilator-dependent much later in life causing her to move to a nursing home for several years. Living away from her beloved husband, she never gave up her dream of going home. Five years ago, Onix became one of Independence Plus’s first patients in our Respiratory Home Medical Equipment service line. She is a joy to serve and teaches us all how to come alive and truly be human.
“I want to share what life has given me, so I can encourage people like me to follow their passions,” she says.
Today, Onix is an award-winning mouth painter, world traveler, college graduate, mentor to orphaned young women in Honduras, her native country, and most important, a loving wife to her husband of almost 20 years. Read her full story here.
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