Build Dates: May 10 & 11

Family Information:

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Father- Candido

  • Age: 39

  • Profession: Odd Jobs

  • Weekly Salary: Varies depending on Jobs

Mother- Lorena

  • Age: 39

  • Profession: Homemaker

  • Weekly Salary: N/A

Children-

  • Cristopher, 13 yrs, 5th Grade, suffers from COHEN Syndrome and psychomotor retardation

  • Evelyn, 5 yrs, Kindergarten, also has COHEN Syndrome and is intellectually delayed


Property Information:

Colonia- Ampliacion Praderas
Structure- They live with Candido’s family
 

Family Story:

Candido and Lorena are born and raised in Ensenada, they met 15 years ago and have 2 children together. Both of their children suffer from the same disorder, it is known as COHEN Syndrome. Christopher is 13 years old, but he doesn’t appear to have 13 years. He does not speak, does not write, and walks slow. He also suffers from focal epilepsy. The two siblings have this syndrome and also hereditary spastic paraparesis, which causes them difficulty in walking and the inability to straighten their legs. Both children have this due to a hereditary problem that both parents carry, or as their doctors have told them , a mutant chromosome from both sides came together and caused the children to be born like this. The family doesn’t currently live on their land, they live with Candido’s family. It has been difficult for them to be able to live in the conditions that some families do while building their own home. They have paid off their land debt, but haven’t been able to build anything. They spend a lot of money on medications and doctors for their children. Candido works in what he can; sometimes he drives trucks, sometimes he goes to the fields to work. They need their own home because they want something safe for their children, so that they may grow up with a better quality of life.

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