My parents immigrated from Guatemala with no money and no support-- but the greatest tool they had was perseverance. That same exact perseverance is what was instilled into me as a child. Being raised and born in a small inner community city of Los Angeles- opportunities were far and few in between. Always remembering the blood, sweat and tears my parents endured to give me an opportunity that was not afforded to them, I took advantage of every single opportunity that was granted to me. Helping people is what I wanted to do and with a passion for science, nursing was the perfect fit for me. I received my Bachelors' of Science in Nursing at University of Southern California and eventually I went on to receive my Masters of Science in Nursing from Yale University.
My passion for people only continued to grow, and then one day the doors to another world were opened to me. It was a beautiful day in Los Angeles and a trip to downtown LA Santee Alley changed my husband and I forever. I saw a bunny I fell in love with immediately and in retrospect I was naive in every which way about bunnies-- yes, I bought a bunny from Santee Alley. We named her Baby, in homage to Dirty Dancing's quote "no one puts Baby in a corner". We quickly discovered Bunny World Foundation (BWF) and the deadly secret behind Santee Alley. We did everything for Baby, we even fostered two bunnies in order for her to thrive. Sadly, Baby did not survive a bout of coccidia to the liver and she passed away in our arms two weeks after we brought her home. Baby changed us-- we loved her immensely and she introduced us to her world that changed our world forever. We adopted the two fosters Rex and Annie. We then went on to foster 10 bunnies within that first year. We became syringe feeding and baby bunny experts. As some fosters got adopted and some passed away from coccidia-- we quickly began to grow our knowledge in bunny care-- even learning to give IV fluids. To date, we continue to help those bunnies in need for BWF and even rescued dumped bunnies from a park.
BWF has become an integral part of our lives, as we thrive to constantly be better human beings by respecting the lives of animals that have fallen victims to the carelessness of our fellow human beings. As a Bunny Foster Mentor for BWF, I am well versed in the care of bunnies in terms of: diet, grooming, health care, living quarters, discipline and support. I am here to provide new bunny owners and fosters with advice on how to live harmoniously with their bunny and how to allow the bunny to thrive to its full potential. As fosters or bunny parents, we must remember that although we cannot change the world, we can change the world for that one bunny. Aside from bunnies, we have rescued two stray cats. My other passions include Christ, swimming and crafting.
I was born in Taiwan and come to the States in 1988. Double major in Math and Accounting at CSUF, graduated in 1994. Certified Level 2 Actuary. Adopted first pair of bunnies in Sept 2010, second pair in Jan 2011 and by 2012 my family includes 10 bunnies.