Human Diaries is very pleased to share the story of Adrian Grajeda, an impressive young man who has shown more optimism and resilience than most people. It’s difficult enough for an adult to endure hardship and tough times, but it’s quite another thing for a child. What makes a huge difference is having a powerful spirit and positive attitude, which can help someone overcome any obstacle that he or she will face in life. That’s something Adrian Grajeda has – he is a rare individual who has faced a huge challenge with a can-do attitude and smile on his face, accepting life and its mysteries. Despite an unfortunate and life altering accident that required surgery and blood transfusions, caused a bone infection, and also caused him to lose part of a leg at the tender age of ten, Adrian seems to focus on the positive things that occur in his life. He puts his energy into the sports that he loves so much, especially soccer. Adrian is a true ray of sunshine and positivity that brightens everything around him. He tells life that he’s bigger and better, and nothing will keep him from accomplishing his goals. It’s not surprising that he’s been quoted as saying, “Everything is possible, there’s not one thing you can’t do!”
We did some online research about this brave soul who caught our attention. One absolutely amazing thing we learned was that Adrian actually pushed someone else out of harm’s way as a vehicle crashed through a fence, very likely saving her life while changing his. Words that come to mind are bravery, strength, courage, and persistence. Some people think of Superman or Batman when they hear the word ‘heroic’, but we at Human Diaries think of Adrian Grajeda. He saved someone’s life based on instinct, and that’s what a hero does. We were very excited to have the chance to ask Adrian Grajeda some questions and share the answers with our Human Diaries community.
Hi, Adrian. Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hi, my name is Adrian Grajeda, I am 11 years old and am now in the 7th grade. I am a below the knee amputee due to a tragic accident where a drunk driver came through my school yard and I was hit by debris.
Q – What are some of your favorite school subjects?
A – My favorite school subject is science. I love learning about how things work and animals and how our bodies are.
Q – What are some of your favorite activities?
A – Some of my favorite activities are video games, basketball, football, and soccer. I am now on the tackle football team.
Q – What are some of the best gifts you have ever been given? Why were they so special?
A – The best gift I ever received was life. I could have lost it that day of my accident. Another really cool gift I received was an authentic signed Tom Brady jersey. I love it.
Q – What are your plans for the future?
A – In the future I want to be on the SWAT team and in law enforcement. So I can help others.
Q – What inspires/motivates you?
A – Other amputees and people with disabilities inspire me. They never give up, and neither do I.
Q – If you could grow up to be famous, what would you want to be famous for?
A – If I could grow up and be famous, I would want to be a famous athlete. Although I don’t like being in the spotlight, even though I have so much lately. I am a humble kid.
Q – What is the hardest thing about being a kid?
A – The hardest thing about being a kid is being a kid with a disability. School is tough and being out in public where people stare a lot is hard.
Q – What do you want people to know about you?
A – I would want people to know I am a good person and I care a lot about my family and friends. I have a good heart.
Q – If you could make one rule that everyone in the world had to follow, what rule would you make? Why?
A – If I could make one rule for everyone, it would be to accept people for who they are. Don’t judge.
Q – Any humorous stories you want to share with our readers?
A – A funny thing that happened to me was my leg fell off a bunch of times in my soccer games. People were shocked; I thought it was pretty funny.
Q – What do you think of Human Diaries?
A – I think human diaries is great; it’s always good to get inspiration
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