August 4, 2012. Miami, Florida. In 2001, Gabriel Maynoldi and Michael Sanchez were involved in a car accident. Gabriel sustained severe brain damage and was rendered a quadriplegic. Michael, on the other hand, passed away due to the severity of the accident. In 2011, they decided to make a difference in their name, along with the memory of Max Dominguez, by creating the GMM Foundation; a non-profit organization that focuses on providing for underprivileged by means of athletic competition.
Fiesta de Quince Años, is the celebration of a girl’s fifteenth birthday celebrated in parts of Latin countries…as well as communities of people from Latin culture. This birthday is celebrated differently from other birthdays, as it marks the transition from childhood to young womanhood.
Miami, Florida. June 26, 2011. Miami-Dade Metrorail Transit was at its busiest this past Monday. With the Miami Heat parade taking place near the American Airlines Arena, anyone and everyone hopped on the Metrorail Transit, thinking it was the easiest way to commute to the parade. Although that may be true, considering those who drove were stuck in 2-3 hour traffic, the Miami Metrorail’s were packed to its maximum capacity, if not past its maximum capacity. With passengers side-by-side, face-to-face, almost busting out of the doors every time they opened, hardly allowing any space for new passengers. Those going to work on this day were a bit unlucky with time.
Miami, Florida. June 26, 2011. The Miami Heat officially ended its NBA championship season on Monday with a street parade that went through Miami’s downtown streets. Thousands of excited fans got together to celebrate during the parade.
June 3, 2012. Wilmette, Illinois. With only seven Baha’i temples in the world, I was blessed with visiting the only one in the North American Continent. The unique structure and architecture symbolizes unity and invites prayer to God. The Baha’i Faith is an independent world of religion practiced throughout the world by more than 5 million people of nearly every nationality and ethnic background. They are attached to the Faith by the belief that we all belong to one human race, that all religions share a common source and aim.
June 3, 2012. Wilmette, Illinois. Kristian Eliz and Angela Mejia visit The Baha’i temple. For Kristian, this was her first time visiting the temple, while Angela has been here before. When entering the temple, there must be silence. It is a time of a sort of meditation. Thank you Kristian and Angie for bringing me here.