Noely Baez

Each of the complications presented were viewed as an opportunity...

Noely was born on November 1st, 1993 in Puerto Rico. She was diagnosed with spinal bifida when her mother, Nelida, was 4 months pregnant. With three brothers, Noely is surrounded with the blessing of family.

Each of the complications presented to her family in Noely’s early life were viewed as an opportunity to reinforce the value of living. Nelida describes her daughter as “the oxygen that fills me to live day by day.” Noely represents hope…that, together, family will help you continue to move forward no matter how difficult the obstacle.