I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY in east flatbush. The third child of two Panamanian parents, I was always encouraged to be creative. I moved away from home in 2000, when I joined the US Army. As a proud member of the 101st Airborne Division, I served with honor. It was in the military that maturity took hold of me. In my life I have loved and lost, I have fought and succumbed, I have accomplished and failed, and through it all, I write. Every life is a story, this is just mine.