Within a Chicago-location hospital, a toddler fights for his lifestyle. The toddler is in intensive care and shown in grave ailment just after he was slash from his mother’s womb in an attack on her final month. But this very little 1 has a combating spirit, and a picture has emerged of him with his father.
In the picture, taken Sunday by a student pastor, the little one is being held by his father Yovany Lopez. The infant is attached to different tubes and seems to be asleep in his father’s arms. All-around the time the photo was taken, the toddler opened his eyes.
“We had been just praying and praying and he opened his eyes, and his father stated, “Oh my God, he opened his eyes!'” Cecilia Garcia, a pupil pastor who is aiding the household, explained to CNN.
“We have been blessed, despite the fact that this is a actually undesirable tragedy, they are this sort of a loving and humble relatives and it can be just so mistaken what took place to them.”
Garcia said she was horrified when she to start with read about the slaying of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, Yovany Lopez’s expecting 19-year-previous spouse.
She was killed last thirty day period after she was lured to a Chicago woman’s household on an offer you of totally free little one apparel.
Police say Ochoa-Lopez was strangled and her unborn toddler was cut out of her. Her overall body was identified in the rubbish can in the backyard of the home. Police arrested and charged 3 persons in the ghastly killing.
Garcia suggests the nation has united in help of the family members.
“I felt like I was viewing a frightening movie when I read about this. It was actually negative,” explained Garcia, who is a member of the Lincoln United Methodist church in Chicago.
“But she’s (Marlen) evoked the complete nation of persons, pouring their love out for this household. He’s (Yovany Lopez) a one dad now, and we’re praying this newborn helps make it.”