My Story

Hello!

My name is Alina and I am 22 years old. On Monday the 6th of August an arsonist set fire to my apartment building, forcing me to jump 4 floors to the concrete.
I broke both of my feet and my back, in addition to losing all my belongings. 

This is my journey back to health. My story of starting over.


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Alina Raffa posted a new journal entry, "Wish List".

This experience has been extremely challenging on many levels. I am dealing with loss, grief, and depression, while at the same time finding appreciation and gratitude for ... Read more

TIM MCDONOUGH signed Alina's Guestbook.

SO, BEEN 2 MONTHS SINCE ANYONE HAS GRACED these pages with support of you? NOT GOOD! You need LOVE & SUPPORT everyday UNTIl you can jump for joy(BUT PLEASE NOT FROM ... Read more

Alina Raffa posted a new journal entry, "Wish List".

This experience has been extremely challenging on many levels. I am dealing with loss, grief, and depression, while at the same time finding appreciation and gratitude for ... Read more

Terree Gilchrist signed Alina's Guestbook.

Alina, I enjoy reading your posts and continue to keep you in my prayers. You are an inspiration to me...and I'm sure to many others!! So happy to hear about all the ... Read more

Yvette Robinson signed Alina's Guestbook.

I love you my cuz. Keep walkin'. You are a survivor...my super(s)hero! You jumped from 4 stories and are still ALIVE! And you know what? You remind me everyday that I can ... Read more

Alina Raffa posted a new journal entry, "learn to fly".

I am so sorry, it has been a while since I updated. Things have been so busy, returning to work of course, and this week I started driving again! Those who know me ... Read more

Alina Raffa posted a new journal entry, "ch ch changes".

I'm sorry I haven't updated in a while, I feel like I'm busy all the time anymore!I've been steadily increasing my hours at work, although I haven't worked my full shift ... Read more

Yanette Schimmelfennig signed Alina's Guestbook.

Really sounds like you are loving being back to work dispite the rest of the stuff your body is doing.  Went back and read your posts from the beginning to now and how ... Read more

Alina Raffa posted a new journal entry, "bringing home the bacon".

So Monday was my return to work after 2 months of being out injured.It's been both great and terrible.I love my job, I love my coworkers, who are more like friends than ... Read more

Alina Raffa posted a new journal entry, "I'm a big girl now!".

It's really kind of sad when I feel the need to write a blog entry because I went out to dinner with friends like a normal person!It's funny the things you take for ... Read more

Matt McCauley signed Alina's Guestbook.

Alina-it is quite acceptable to be focused on yourself right now. With very few exceptions, what passes for stress in people's lives is NOTHING compared to what you have ... Read more

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