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THE MORENO FAMILY
Aiden Whisper first met the Moreno family when quarantine went into effect in early April 2020. Their love for life and one another captured our hearts.
As the world halted, Santiago, father of the Moreno family, lost his job as a landscaper, and Cristina, the mother of the brood, was required to remain home to care for their autistic four-year-old, Oscar.
Delivering much-needed groceries to their doorstep, we witnessed the Moreno's pure joy and gratitude firsthand.
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MEET THE FAMILY
Santiago continues to look for a steady income. He occasionally has the opportunity to fill in as a landscaper at his previous employer.
While caring for Oscar, Cristina developed a hernia. She is often in great pain during the day, yet they are unable to afford the $5,000 surgery.
Nancy is the eldest sibling of the Moreno family. She and her husband married last October and recently welcomed their baby, Gael, into the world. Though they do not live in the same home as the rest of the family, Nancy continues to mentor and care for her younger brothers and sisters.
19 Years Old
Karina graduated high school this year! This was a great success for the whole family. Two years ago, Karina was jumped by fellow classmates placing her in the ER with severe kidney and psychological damage. After therapy, she managed to graduate with the help of private tutors. She now enjoys playing with baby Gael and spending time studying the art of makeup.
15 Years Old
Mariana is currently a Sophomore at San Clemente High School and attends in-person classes two days a week. When not focusing on her academics, Mariana enjoys painting anything she can find around house.
9 Years Old
Pedro recently went back to in-person learning and is grateful to be able to see his friends. He was so excited the night before school that he could not sleep! Though playing with friends may look different these days, he is glad not to be couped up inside the house.
4 Years Old
Oscar lives with autism while battling seizures daily. Each month he visits the hospital for a week-long stay. These monitoring sessions determine the best course of action for Oscar's healthcare. He is four years old, but due to his medications has grown to the size of a seven-year-old.