Here's the link where we asked for help...
And many of you did help. The family were able to pay off their debt, and with a little left over they covered some more medical expenses and doctor visits in May.
Little Gael is doing fine now, although they were a little worried in May when he had a problem with his throat. The communication and translation isn't easy, but from what we can figure out, he couldn't talk properly and the doctor in Puerto Escondido sent them back to a specialist in Oaxaca. It turned out his tonsils were swollen and they thought another operation may be necessary, but he was given a drug to reduce the swelling and now he seems fine. I'm actually still waiting for an update on that.
On April 11th, your donations also helped Gael celebrated his 2nd birthday...
Little Gael, dressed in red.
He would not have had a piñata without your help.
And the cake would not have been this big!
Father Alfredo, playing with his son Gael.
We feel really bad that we weren't able to visit them last winter, but hopefully things will come together for us this coming winter. We miss them!
Not to be forgotten, here is older sister Nataly (5) on her way to school. Apparently Nataly is "muy inteligente" and is doing very well in school!