Welcome LatinoLA's Newest Writer: Wendy Solorio

L.A. native, cancer survivor, college student and future broadcast journalist bringing her spark to LatinoLA

By Wendy Solorio
Published on LatinoLA: January 22, 2010

Welcome LatinoLA's Newest Writer: Wendy Solorio

Hello LatinoLa readers!

As a new writer for I would like to introduce myself and let you all know a little bit about who I am.

My name is Wendy Solorio. I was born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles. I grew up in many cities all over the L.A. County, including Huntington Park and Paramount.

Like all of you, I have a story. People call my story inspirational. Others may see it as tragic, unfair, or unfortunate. I see it as the slap in the face that I so desperately needed to change my life for the better.

I was diagnosed with bone cancer back in 2004 at the age of 19. Over the years, I've lost a leg and a lung to this disease.

Today, I devote the majority of my time telling my story at events to those who wish to hear it. I am currently the Survivor Chairperson for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Paramount.

Aside from my volunteer work, I am a Journalism major at Cerritos Community College and currently write for the school paper.

My goal is to pursue a career in broadcast journalism, and ultimately have my own television show that focuses on my passion: Rock and Roll.

For now, I'm extremely excited to be contributing my time to LatinoLA. I look forward to exploring all that is going on within the Latino community. Because like my own story, I know there are countless stories out there that need to be told.

From music, to education, to health, I'm here to explore it all and share it with you.

Thank you,

Wendy Solorio

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