Vasquez embracing life, fitness after crash

Kimberly Rubio

Assistant editor

Uvalde resident Mayra Vasquez is proof that there are no excuses when it comes to exercising. She started the No Excuse Mom-Uvalde group in January of 2016, nearly two years before her life was upended.

The fitness coach has regained 80 percent of her mobility following a Dec. 25, 2017, auto crash that left her with spinal fractures, a serious neck fracture and massive internal bleeding. She was airlifted to a San Antonio hospital that night and remained hospitalized until Jan. 5.

“There was a trip to Miami in August that I missed due to a work commitment. But I planned to go to the next trip. My mom, she encouraged me to go,” Vasquez said. “She told me I needed to take the opportunity because you never know how many there will be.”


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