StoryCorps In Sacramento

StoryCorps, the national organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing stories from a variety of Americans came to Sacramento in the fall of 2015, sponsored by the Sacramento Public Library and the Sacramento Public Library Foundation.

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StoryCorps: Nursing A Dream With Determination

  

Elk Grove resident Belinda Tillson DeLeon always wanted to be a nurse, from the time she was a little girl in Guatemala watching her grandma care for others.

After arriving in the U.S., Belinda studied and learned English. She completed her college prerequisites, all while she and husband Daniel Tillson Rodriguez raised two young girls, one with autism.

Belinda was finally accepted into a nursing program, but her dream was nearly cut short when she suffered a ruptured aneurysm.

The ensuing emergency procedure left her partially paralyzed in the hospital ICU. That’s where Belinda and Daniel picked up the story during their StoryCorps interview in October.