MARIA LUISA SALCINES: Life example we should all follow
The Monitor | May 17, 2011
When my family and I moved to north McAllen in 1970, we moved into a neighborhood filled with kids.
My brother and I spent our free time playing softball on an empty lot or playing in the canal that was at the end of the block with the Cardenas, Tavares and the Klingberg kids.
Oscar Cardenas was the little brother of my friend Carlos, and we all knew him as the little boy with the cool go-cart. I knew when I met Oscar that he had a disability. Oscar was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, but when you were around him it was easy to forget and focus more on Oscar.
As a boy he was a little daredevil, riding his go-cart up and down the street. We would beg him to give us rides, then sit on the hood of the car and hold on for dear life.
He loved to go fast, and every once in a while we would fly off the car.
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