Never to Return Alive

Dear readers,How would you feel if a relative of yours ever made the decision to migrate to the United States? In the case of our hero, the sadness and nostalgia was evident, but given the economic circumstances of his country of origin, he had little alternative but to part on that dangerous adventure to the promised land of the American Dream he had heard about so often.Against all odds, our hero succeeded in the initial objective of arriving to the United States. With the help of some acquaintances, he was able to secure a job and a place to live. His family members were now able to count on his economic aid.As the years passed, our hero made the decision to form his own family and alongside his partner found a place to begin this new chapter in his life. Soon, his first son was born and our hero was met with additional responsibilities and necessity to work. But times had changed and the economy was not what it had once been.Our hero, after 15 long years of living in the United States, now with a wife and two sons of 12 and 7 years of age, died in a car accident. The process of recuperating the inert body was long and expensive. What can you do when money is lacking? Fortunately, enough family members, friends, acquaintances, neighbors and donors were able to provide economic and emotional support and his body was recovered within a week. In his country, his family heard about the tragedy, but was unable to offer any help aside from prayers for that one member they once saw leave with the goal of returning successful. These members only received the ashes of the man that that one day left and never returned alive. In memory of Antonio de la Cruz Valentin and of all those that were left behind in the journey never to been seen alive again.

Never to Return Alive
30 Dec 2014 - 8:04pm

Dear readers,How would you feel if a relative of yours ever made the decision to migrate to the United States? In the case of our hero, the sadness and nostalgia was evident, but given the economic circumstances of his country of origin, he had little alternative but to part on that dangerous adventure to the promised land of the American Dream he had heard about so often.Against all odds, our hero succeeded in the initial objective of arriving to the United States. With the help of some acquaintances, he was able to secure a job and a place to live. His family members were now able to count on his economic aid.As the years passed, our hero made the decision to form his own family and alongside his partner found a place to begin this new chapter in his life. Soon, his first son was born and our hero was met with additional responsibilities and necessity to work. But times had changed and the economy was not what it had once been.Our hero, after 15 long years of living in the United States, now with a wife and two sons of 12 and 7 years of age, died in a car accident. The process of recuperating the inert body was long and expensive. What can you do when money is lacking? Fortunately, enough family members, friends, acquaintances, neighbors and donors were able to provide economic and emotional support and his body was recovered within a week. In his country, his family heard about the tragedy, but was unable to offer any help aside from prayers for that one member they once saw leave with the goal of returning successful. These members only received the ashes of the man that that one day left and never returned alive. In memory of Antonio de la Cruz Valentin and of all those that were left behind in the journey never to been seen alive again.

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