I went to Mass in Spanish yesterday and the priest was announcing that a little Mexican girl, Kimberly, a girl they’ve been praying for, is very ill and is expected to die very soon. Her parents were in Mass. They looked like they were in their early to mid 20’s and I think it’s their only daughter. These poor people were bawling during the entire Mass…
At the end of Mass, the priest asked them to come to the front with their little girl’s dress (the one she’ll be buried with) so he could bless it and have the rest of the parishoners pray for this little girl. The dress was very small, so Kimberly can’t be older than 3-4 yrs of age. She’s had 4 heart surgeries and is not getting any better. They expect her to die w/in days.
This family is very poor and wants/has to take their little one to Mexico. I think they only came here for her medical needs and are going back to their hometown. They were taking donations after Mass so they could pay to transfer her body to Mexico.
I cannot imagine how horrible this must feel, but just listening to that in Mass, talking about it to my DH and my boss, and typing it makes me cry.
Please help me pray so this girl may either get better or be taken straight to heaven and so her parents and family will have enough strength to deal with the loss of Kimberly. Also pray that they may be able to gather the money they need to take her body to their hometown and bury her there if/when she dies.