Unheard: Every San Antonian has a story to tell

This new series gives you a glimpse into the lives of everyday people from our community

GMSA @9 talks to Erica Hernandez about 'Unheard SA', a new KSAT series shot on an iPhone that gives San Antonio residents a chance to tell their stories.

SAN ANTONIOEditor’s note: Unheard: Stories from the Alamo City is a KSAT feature that gives our viewers the chance to tell their unique stories. The idea is to give a voice to the voiceless. Find more stories like this or share your powerful story on our Unheard page.

Journalists interview and meet new people every day. We learn very quickly that everyone has a story to tell.

While we often tell the stories of public officials, local celebrities, athletes and other well-known figures, we spotlight our everyday neighbors less often.

But that’s changing with Unheard, a new KSAT series that gives people a chance to tell their stories.

Season 1 of Unheard features four people that have overcome obstacles. If you enjoy the series or know someone who would be interested in being featured, email me at ehernandez@ksat.com.

Jose Martinez

At age 2, Martinez begins to lose his vision and is now blind. His disability has not stopped him from achieving his goals.

Martinez talks about his life as a teacher, musician, and beep ballplayer.

Jose Martinez talks about life being bling and how it doesn't stop him from achieving his goals.

Linda Strano Burton

For many talking about infertility or miscarriages is hard, but now more than ever women are talking about their experiences.

Strano Burton talks about her struggles getting pregnant, several miscarriages and how she now helps other women going through the same situations.

Linda talks about life with infertility and how she helps others going through the same issue.

C. Leroy Cavazos-Reyna

Cavazos-Reyna is an albino man who was born in a border town and is now making quite a name for himself in the Hispanic community and in politics.

C. LeRoy Cavazos

Ruth “Buttercup” Sparks

One of the last living WWII female veterans, Sparks is a centenarian who still has a lot of spunk. She talks about her journey to the U.S. as a child and what keeps her going now.

Ruth "Buttercup" Sparks

About the Authors:

Erica Hernandez is an Emmy award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience in the broadcast news business. Erica has covered a wide array of stories all over Central and South Texas. She's currently the court reporter.

Alex Trevino is a video editor at KSAT who works on the 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts.