Maira Alejandra Carrier is a first-generation high school and college graduate. Maira graduated high school from Los Fresnos High School. At the age of 17 she attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training in Fort Jackson South Carolina.
Maira is a ten-year Army veteran. During her time in the military, Maira was stationed throughout the world in locations like Korea, Germany, Kuwait, Israel, Bosnia, Romania, amongst others. During her time in the Army, Maira was the unit Army Substance Abuse Manager and the Suicide Prevention Manager assisting soldiers across multiple units. Maira’s education is in Early Childhood Education and Human Resource Development.
Maira is the proud mother of Brandon. In this book, Brandon tells the story of his adventure with gastroschisis and what the journey meant for him and his parents, as well as his entire medical team who loved and doted on him while in NICU. The book turns into an interactive experience for adults who read it as they can add details about their own child’s experience with gastroschisis, including child’s weight and height at birth. The main goal of Brandon’s story is to shine a light on a rather underrepresented issue within children’s literature.