1 October, 2022

Cynthia Ramirez, Salvadoran notably in the United States in the beautiful game of Latinos

By Deysi Domínguez and Carmen Rodríguez

To their 13 Cynthia Ramirez years, a young Salvadoran origin is breaking all kinds patterns. It's a great athlete and is also a feminist activist groups working in your school to encourage other girls to participate more, in activities that are normally carried out by boys and men.

She's a little shy, But when she talks about how proud she is of her roots, in a country where racism and an anti-immigrant agenda are now in vogue, that shyness disappears.

"I feel very happy and proud of where I come from.. My dad came to the United States with many dreams. Thanks to the effort and everything he has done for us, I am fulfilling those dreams too ", dice.

Cynthia's father, Roque Ramirez, arrived in the North American country in 1996 and since then, has struggled to get ahead. In El Salvador, I was a lifeguard and a Red Cross volunteer, That profession earned him other opportunities on the shores of the American Pacific.

"In my country, worked, I studied and was a lifeguard. That helped me because when I got to Los Angeles, I was able to work as a lifeguard, as I did in El Salvador and I continue to work hard because I want my children to improve, be better and learn to defend yourself in life ", Roque says.

The example of improvement that the Salvadoran gave his children, boosted cynthia, and wishes that your children achieve their dreams, they encouraged Roque to support his daughter more.

"It is difficult at first, because I have to make time for school things, the trainings, the activities in which I participate. But I'm proud because I know where I come from, what my dad teaches us and what he did to make our dreams come true ", Cynthia states.

From the age of four, the girl was already running skillfully after the ball. Her parents enrolled her in the Long Beach Football Club school, FCLB and now, already has a long history on the court, representing various local teams, including Hughes Middles School team, his school.

Not only does he stand out in the beautiful sport of Latinos, performs in karate and thanks to his excellent participation, Already on the Upcoming Student List for one of Long Island's Best High Schools.

"I am very proud of my daughter, and I am sure that one day she will be able to play for a larger team ", comments the proud father.

But nevertheless, not everything is joy for the family. Roque, the father, is under Temporary Protected Status, known as TPS, program canceled by President Donald Trump last year, that protects more than 200 thousand Salvadorans in the United States.

"If I have to return to El Salvador, it would be chaos for our family ... we are a team in our family and just thinking about the consequences causes us many negative things ", added the Salvadoran.