“Our life changed on 26 September 2018 when my daughter stopped playing with her brother, was unable to stand, and started shaking violently. Then I knew that the worst was to come. That same night, the world stopped, the clock broke, and my soul died.
We were admitted to the Hospital Materno Infantil in Granada where an MRI showed that she had an embryonal brain tumour. One of those very rare brain tumours with only 100 cases in the whole world. This can’t be happening, this can’t be happening to you.
After an excellent operation, we were told that she couldn’t have treatment in Granada and that we were being referred to Madrid. Hospital Niño Jesús. That’s another blow straight to the chest. You have to go by yourself to Madrid with your daughter and leave your family in Granada. Especially your 4-year-old son, and you can’t explain to him why this is all happening So you pack your bags and you go. You’re even more afraid than you were before, you’re going alone, you’re going with the uncertainty of not knowing what will happen.
But you're going with your daughter, who’s the most precious thing you have, and so you get strength from where there isn’t any, laughter from tears, and songs from your sorrow... All for her... You get to Madrid, and you find a family that helps you, embraces you, consoles you, and takes care of you. I meet strong mothers, courageous mothers who are fighting with their children, and they teach me to face this. I find Aladina, Carlos, Valeria, and countless volunteers. They take me in as if I were one of the family. And above all they make my daughter laugh, play, and have a wonderful time. And that, for me, that is so great.
Alejandra is a girl who has taught us what strength is, what courage is, what it is to fight and want to live. And we are going to live, my love, we are going to live together for many years. Because you are mighty, my little one. You are so mighty. Together we will reach the end of the road victorious. Together, we will win this battle.
Don’t let go of my hand, my girl, because without you I am lost.
Thank you Aladina.
Thank you to the mothers of Santa Luisa's ward”.