When Dulce was pregnant with her third born, Erick, she was not given much hope. She found out that he was diagnosed with omphalocele, a rare abdominal wall defect in which the intestines, liver and other organs remain outside of the abdomen in a sac, and was told that many do not survive.
Dulce and husband, Hector remained confident that Erick would receive the care he needed to live. Luckily, they were able to stay close to his side by staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
“I didn’t even know about the Ronald McDonald House until the social worker informed me. Everyone at the Ronald McDonald House is so nice. You get to meet other people also going through hard times,” said Dulce.
While staying at the House, Dulce and Hector felt an overwhelming feeling of relief. She even added: “Staying here has taught me to be patient.”
Erick’s life went from being uncertain to looking like he will be just fine with proper care. Dulce can now hold her sweet newborn and the family can watch him grown bigger and healthier each day.