I found my independence, and a second family, at McDonald’s

October 15, 2020

Diana L. | McDonald’s Crew Member | Cartago, Costa Rica

I'm a very independent woman, and I’m proud of how far I’ve come. 

I was diagnosed with dwarfism as a child. The diagnosis was hard for me to hear – I felt like my future was uncertain, and that everything I’d been told about life was a lie. 

Sadly, as I got older, other people believed that because I was small, I wasn’t going to be able to do a job that any other person could do. 

I initially struggled to find work, but I was offered a job at a McDonald’s restaurant about two years ago. From my first day, it was as if my coworkers had known me for years. In this restaurant, I have a second family. 

Best of all, when I'm working, I have my salary, my wage, my money. It's mine, I earned it, without having to ask anyone else for it.  

I’m me, I’m who I want to be. McDonald’s helped me get here. 


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Diana in Costa Rica found independence, and a second family, at McDonald’s.

Please note that the images and footage used for this video were taken before the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and do not reflect the safety measures we currently have in place. With the health and well-being of our customers and people top of mind, McDonald’s continues to proactively make changes to our restaurant operations and office settings based on the expert guidance of health authorities. 

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