Silvia Garcia Murcia: From unaccompanied minor to physician assistant
Once a refugee, the Honduras native is giving back to the Richmond community that welcomed her.
Silvia Garcia Murcia’s journey to becoming a physician assistant in Richmond has been anything but simple.
At the age of 16, Murcia immigrated from Honduras, trekking 2,000 miles to Arizona, following a similar path to many who come to the U.S.
The journey took her two months. She spent about two weeks in Guatemala, after which she remembers moving from place to place. She said she spent a lot of time crossing Mexico by walking and riding in trailers and buses before being smuggled into the U.S.