Skip to main content

defining_moments_banner_800x600.png

As a Southern California native, I grew up in Compton, California, in a biracial family during a time when gangs and drugs ran rampant throughout the city. My blue-collar parents were determined to have their children be successful and make it out of the inner city. My parents sent both me and my older brother to private schools, where we had to commute more than 30 minutes each way.

Log in or create a free account to keep reading.


Join APTA to get unlimited access to content.


You Might Also Like...

News

Expand Your Brain Injury Management Skill Set

Feb 28, 2024

A new series from APTA explores the best available evidence for management of patients with TBI.

News

Senators From Both Parties Call for Action on Fee Schedule Cuts

Feb 28, 2024

Describing health care providers as "at a breaking point," 32 senators urge short- and long-term fixes as the next spending deadline looms.

Article

Video and Photos: APTA 2024 Combined Sections Meeting

Feb 28, 2024

This year's event featured more than 1,200 research posters, 400 sessions from APTA’s 18 specialty sections, 450 exhibitors, the 55th Mary McMillan Lecture,