I am Mary Lopez. I was born in Mount Sinai Hospital on November 17, 1992. It was a sunny day. I love to watch TV. My favorite shows are Forensic Files, the novelas, Deadly Women and Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami. In the future I want to be a psychologist, a chef, I want to work with children, be a nurse who brings babies to the nursery, be a massage therapist, a forensic photographer, an obstetrician or maybe an author.
I live in the Lower East Side in the projects and it sucks because there’s a lot of noisy people and violence which occurs in the night and consists of people yelling at like 12AM.
I want to share 4 facts:
1. When I was 12 I was diagnosed with gall stones so I had to get surgery to take away my gall bladder.
2. This year I was diagnosed with an inflamed tongue. I know it’s weird.
3. last year I was diagnosed with acid reflux which at first they diagnosed as gastritis.
4. I am very classical. I love the Temptations, Patsy Cline and smooth jazz. My siblings joke that I am old, boring and out of style. Hahaoo I guess I am.
JR Cortez lives in chronic pain on Roosevelt Island. Short Wave Radio Rookies Maire Mendoza, Mary Lopez and Devin Osorio help him tell his story.