Our thoughts and prayers are constantly with Dyani and Fredrico Sierra and their family, as they mourn the unexpectant death of their 18 year old son, Alex. We have had the pleasure of meeting Dyani at Shriners Hospital, through our connection of visiting Honduran patients. Their family has been an incredible asset to the lives of so many children from Honduras and beyond.
Dyani and her daughter, Laura, just radiate love and kindness, and children are so very perceptive in receiving these gifts. They also happen to be bilingual, and this is extremely comforting to the children who are often away from their families, facing serious operations/treatment. Dyani has been able to share histories of the children which I would never have the chance to know because of my limited Spanish. She shares information which is helpful to the staff because children feel comfortable in sharing it with her.
The Sierra family lives close to Shriners and are constant visitors. They are well connected within their church community and have had the foresight to pair particular members with certain patients, to make invaluable support for the children.
Currently, the family is hosting 6 year old Heydy and she truly has become “the shining light” in their family. This little girl is absolutely thriving in their home, and has the most captivating eyes and charming smile! Although she will be returning to Honduras on Wednesday, she will need further treatment and hopefully will have the opportunity to return to Shriners and the Sierra family in the near future.
It is my hope that the Sierras are surrounded by all the love and comfort they so freely give unconditionally to all. Peace be with you…