Emma Tecpa, is from San José California. She has a son named Joshua who is autistic, however, that doesn’t stop him from being a happy teenager. He brings Emma the biggest smiles, even through the many hurdles they’ve encountered together. Their journey has taught Emma so much about herself and about Joshua. They are both warriors, and she is incredibly proud of her son's ability to keep moving forward. Emma adores her son’s personality; he has a pleasant sense of humor and brings joy to her life. Emma intends to continue advocating for Joshua’s human rights.