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Born in the Bronx, raised in Miami, relocated to Houston – Mary is of Puerto Rican descent, a mother to four grown children, “Mimi” to a couple of gorgeous grandchildren, and happily married (the second time around) to a phenomenal man for twenty-five years.

Mary A. Pérez is the author of "Running in Heels: A Memoir of Grit and Grace", her debut memoir of the turbulent and uncertain childhood she survived, unlike her sister.

Mary was born to a Puerto Rican immigrant family in the Bronx of New York and moved to Miami, Florida in 1962. Her childhood story played out against the backdrop of constant social change which defined the 1960s and forever altered the landscape for future generations. With political tensions of the time raging during t
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Mary A. Pérez In wanting my children to know something about the struggles that I endured as a child, and the perseverance it took to come to the place of inner-hea…moreIn wanting my children to know something about the struggles that I endured as a child, and the perseverance it took to come to the place of inner-healing. Naturally, they had their own pre-conceived ideas, but not in quite grasping the painful circumstances that were involved. They just took things for granted and were accustomed to seeing their momma strong and capable, as if some kind of super-woman, never realizing the sacrifices she endured.

I lived it. I am a survivor and I have a voice. What may have started out as something only intended for my children, turned into something greater, thereby wanting to inspire others who were walking through similar circumstances that I once walked.(less)
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On Borrowed Time

How time flies.

We’ve been caring for Mama in our home for the past 3 years. After spending the holidays with us like she’d normally do, she just never went back to her apt. Hubby and I noticed how frail she had become and the realization hit us both that she was going to need more assistance than what she’d been getting living on her own.

We do what we have to.

Our adult daughter, who also lives

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“No matter what life has dealt you, your yesterday does not need to define your today.”
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“Do you have a dream? Does something take you out of your comfort zone? That means you are growing, stretching and bettering yourself. Does it scare the hell out of you? Good.”
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“Confront your past, live in the present, and look forward to the future.”
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“Do you have a dream? Does something take you out of your comfort zone? That means you are growing, stretching and bettering yourself. Does it scare the hell out of you? Good.”
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“Confront your past, live in the present, and look forward to the future.”
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“There is help for the helpless, hope for the hopeless, and forgiveness for the inexcusable.”
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