YUKON – Annali Nunez chooses to focus on the brighter side of the wheelchair on which she sits. The mobility it provides suppresses the reason she needs it.
Nunez, 18, of Union City, was born with spina bifida, the most common defect among newborns. It caused paralysis from the waist down, because the bones of her spine did not form properly around part of her spinal cord.
The 2014 Union City High School graduate enrolled at Canadian Valley Technology Center last year looking for career inspiration.