Meet Elyas Garcia

 

Hi, my name is Elyas and I was diagnosed with a brain tumor called Ependymoma near my brain stem. At the time I was diagnosed I was a senior in high school.

My injury affected my plans to join the military. At first I was disappointed and sad because most of my family members joined the military. I also had to learn how to walk, speak, and eat again. I am now coming up with different job interests that are suitable for my strengths and challenges.