COSMO For Latinas

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HER RAÍCES LATINAS A mexicana who came to the U.S. in 1999 when she was 13, Tamara’s life was upended when a tragic car accident left her, then 19, paralyzed from the mid-chest down. TREND-SETTING TRACK RECORDWorking with the Vertical Foundation and th Limit-Less Campaign, which she co-founded, Tamara combats stereotypes. This year, she was the first Latina to model
in a wheelchair at New York Fashion Week, for FTL Moda. QUÉ LA INSPIRA “My motto is creer y querer es poder. It reminds me that I have to believe in my own possibilities before they’ll show up in my life.” WHY SHE’LL CRUSH NEXT YEAR Tamara is the only Spanish-speaking U.S. ambassador for the Wings for Life World Run, a race that occurs simultaneously in 34 global locations. With the help of her outreach, it raised more than $4.1 million for spinal cord injury research in 2014, its inaugural year. She plans to compete and promote it in 2016. —MW Read More >>

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