Floricua of the Week


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WATCH: Stylist Erick Osorio Took Precautions and Still Got COVID. Here’s How He Avoids Getting Infected Again

The makeup artist tried to avoid infection, but still caught COVID. Ensuing financial instability has kept him from his dream of buying a home.

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Life Hasn’t Always Been Easy for Rafael Kinard. He Says a Divine Plan Changed His Life

In his search for fame, the singer’s life has had its ups and downs, including addiction. But eventually, he arrived at an unexpected epiphany.

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WATCH: Ricardo Negrón Commits His Life to Empowering Latino Voters and LGBTQ Communities

He moved to Orlando after finishing his law degree but found an opportunity to help mobilize Latinos to vote. After surviving the Pulse shooting his activism focused on fighting for justice for the LGBTQ communities.

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Norberto Fonseca Delivers 75,000 Pounds of Food Every Month to Families in Need

The executive director of a senior center in Kissimmee devotes his life to helping others, especially Puerto Ricans in Central Florida—a community facing many challenges.

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Floricua of the Week: His Bones Were Like Glass. Now Héctor Ramos Is A Bodybuilder

Severe health conditions didn’t stop Ramos from carrying on, even when doctors told him he couldn’t exercise because his bones were too fragile. He will be participating in a bodybuilding national competition next month.

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Dr. William Félix’s Journey From Treating High-Performance Athletes to COVID Patients

The Puerto Rican sports physician traveled the world with the NBA. When the pandemic hit, helping COVID-19 patients became his calling in life.

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How Jorge Pérez Is a Force in the Puerto Rican Community

After living in Orlando for more than 30 years, the inspector reflects on how the problems faced by the Latino community have evolved.