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Meet Vanessa Caraveo

Born and raised in South Texas, Vanessa Caraveo is an award-winning author, inspirational speaker and published poet who is avidly involved in writing and whose work has been published in various anthologies and organizations throughout the years. Vanessa faced many medical challenges as a child, and despite a dire prognosis her family received for her at an early age, with hard work, determination, and perseverance, she overcame and persevered through many challenges life presented her, never allowing any adversity to limit her in reaching her goals and turning her dreams into a reality.

Education has always been a crucial part of her life with the realization that it is an important stepping stone to achieving many great things. With this in mind, she graduated from Los Fresnos High School early at the age of 16 and went on to graduate college with honors being a member of various honor societies. She is a Nationally Board Certified professional and has been part of various organizations and groups at all levels. These organizations include the International Medical Interpreters Association, Hispanic Women’s Network of the Rio Grande Valley, Spina Bifida Texas Organization, United Way of Northern Cameron County and Houston Writers Guild. She is also an official disability ambassador who promotes disability awareness and inclusion for all individuals and volunteers her time promoting literacy in local libraries for the youth in her community and speaking for various groups.

For all she was able to accomplish in overcoming many obstacles yet persevering, and for serving as a community leader and inspiration to many, she received the Inspirational Woman of the Year Award and Community Service Leader of the Year Award.Vanessa hopes to continue being of service to others by sharing her message that one can accomplish many things in life with hard work, discipline, perseverance, and God’s grace. She also firmly believes that there is great truth in the words of Orison Swett Marden, “Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.”


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