“I had been a Zumba Instructor for a little over 2 years when my mom was diagnosed with a tumor. I moved back to my hometown to be with her and care for her. Being a nurse 24/7 for someone you love is stressful and makes you question everything.
My mom passed away in October 2015. With my grief came panic attacks. Seeing the way she was consumed by an awful disease made me realize that it’s up to me to take care of my health, my life, and my emotions in order to have a healthy adulthood. I’m taking one step at a time to get back to being me.
After an extremely difficult year, I’m slowly starting to teach classes again and do what I love for a living. I’m re-building my health – physically, emotionally, and mentally – knowing that my mom is smiling at me for putting my self-esteem first. I’m trying to become the best version of myself and I could not do it without the Zumba program.”
–Silvina Jaton, licensed Zumba® Instructor, dances for health and for her mom
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