Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 09:04:22 -0700 (PDT)
From: Maribel Aguirre
Subject: a mother's plea
E-mail from Rodin's mother, Maribel:
To whom it may concern:
I was 30 years old when I got married and was gifted with a beautiful child, a son. Not more than a day after while we were still in the hospital he was diagnosed with a congenital heart disease and ABO incompatibility. That began the series of trips to the doctor, punctures, diagnostic tests.
Despite all these, he grew up healthy, having the occassional flu and fever. What I cannot bear to look at is him turning blue with just a little exertion. This episode occurs more often now than when he was still a few days old. He is now 1 year and 9 months old and I can see the incomprehension in his eyes as he looks at me as if trying to ask why he cannot do more things just because he wants to, why he has to stop because he is having difficulty breathing whenever he exerts a little.