By Warren Hardy
Imagine yourself in a nightmare. A real-life, can’t escape, unimaginable nightmare.
You’ve been happily married and have two beautiful sons, 18 and 20. They’re both talented and loving. You’ve provided them with the finest education. You’ve sacrificed your life for them.
Then, out of the blue, you get a call, the call no parent ever wants to get. “Your 18 year old was hit by a train.” What? How? Oh my God!
He’s sent to a nearby hospital for surgery, three titanium plates are placed in his skull, one leg is pinned together and the other is severely lacerated. He has a dislocated elbow. But, the doctors tell you, he’s in stable condition. There is hope . You and your husband stay with him in the ICU and pray. Your son is fighting for his life and your new reality is this: even if he does survive, he will never be the same. How could this have happened? – the unanswerable question you ask yourself over and over and over again.
Life, you realize, will never be the same for you either. There is no insurance and no matter what happens to you son, you are facing insurmountable medical bills.
Just imagine. Life has changed forever for one of San Miguel’s most beautiful families. Antonieta Espinosa Remak and Robert Remak. Antonieta has been a teacher at the Warren Hardy School for 18 years. She’s taught hundreds of our local community and is loved by many. This is a monumental tragedy. Yes, it was their son Eddy that was hit by the train. He is now in the San Jose Clinic in Queretaro.
Robert and Antonieta are facing financial ruin. No one wants to see that happen. We can make a difference.
We are asking members of our community to come together to help Robert and Antonieta pay the staggering medical bills which now are over $70,000 USD. As a first step, we’ve created a fundraising raffle, and the response has been overwhelming. In a show of true San Miguel generosity, community members have already donated a multitude of deluxe prizes. Raffle tickets sell for $500 pesos. Please join us as one of Antonieta’s Angels by donating prizes or buying as many raffle tickets as you can afford.
For more information, see the full-page ad in this week’s Atencion, or go to our website – www: antonietasangels.com — which contains an up-to-date list of prizes and other information.