Just One Pause at a Time
Whenever an INS application is delayed or denied, or a shipment of donations is held at the border, we are saddened and angered. And yet, we are more determined to move forward, redoubling our efforts through One Story at a Time.
And so it is with Manuela and her brave little boy, Marco, who fled to the border looking for safety and peace and healing for Marco, who had too many health problems for anybody, much less for such a young soul.
He did not survive. Marco died recently, the result of complications from all those conditions. The doctor couldn’t believe he had lived as long as he did with no additional medical help. Which does not make us any less crestfallen. Our hearts ache for his mother Manuela and his sister Carmen, who now has no little brother.
While we pause in memory of little Marco, we do not stop. Because there are too many stories—of striving people, of abuse, of overcrowded shelters—in need of financial contributions, material donations, and a common and mutual campaign to reconnect with our dignity.
Let Marco’s struggle motivate you into solidarity with our campaign.