This Santa Ana family really needs your help!

A lot of us are hurting right now, but one family in Santa Ana in particular could really use our help.  Elida Diaz is struggling with cancer.  Right now she is in critical condition at St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Orange.

Here are some details courtesy of our friend Beatriz Fernandez:  Elida was born in Nayarit, Mexico. Elida, her husband and their two kids live in an apartment on Grand (and Fruit). Abraham is 11 yrs. old and Stephanie is going to be 15. Stephanie is autistic.

Elida and Jose Luis have always been active in their children’s’ lives. Abraham and Stephanie are students at Dr. Ana Jimenez’s Therapeutic Center on Broadway and Buffallo. The center helped organize a quinceanera for Stephanie which made both Stephanie and Elida very happy.

Stephanie sang a song on the radio last night and I broke out in tears. It was called “Zapatitos de Navidad.” The songs talks about those kids that are less fortunate. I invited Stephanie (on behalf of my friends Beth Martinez) to sing at LULAC’s Christmas for the kids event which will take place on December 13th at Lou Correa’s office building. LULAC donated toys to our church kids last year so that is why I’m going to help this year.

Stephanie goes to chemotherapy every week I believe but she is at her worst. Regardless of her pain, she tries to show that she is strong and happy so that her kids can not see her pain.

We are going to organize a Qermes to help raise funds with all the medical costs. I will send an email to my contacts to see if anyone wants to donate money via the bank account, buy her a plate of food (salads) or donate food for the fundraiser (Qermes) where we will have a great variety of foods like tamales, mole, taquitos, etc. Elida loves tamales but unfortunately, she can’t eat that right now.

Her family is seeking donations, which can be made at Wells Fargo Bank, to account number 137-915-3271. If you have any questions, you may call Elida’s sister, Leonor Perez Flores at (714) 835-9624. Any help will be appreciated.

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