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Lucia Needs Our Help!

As most of you know Lucia Marie Torres was born December 8th, 2017, and with those of you who know our family….understand the significance of this being the Feast of the Immaculate Conception…and it’s not a coincidence 🙂 Only a few days prior to that, did Annie and Victor learn just how serious her hypertropic cardiomyopathy was and that she may have Noonan Syndrome. As it turns out, our little LuLu’s heart condition was in fact quite serious. She spent the first six days of her life in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Joe DiMaggio Hospital in Hollywood, FL.

Updates (4)

May 17, 2018

Lucia got her life saving gift on Tuesday, May 15th!!!! Thank you all for your prayers and support!

May 17, 2018

Miracles do happen! Lucia’s new heart beat within her on May 15th, 2018. This will be a very important day in our families lives. It was the day that she was given a chance to live.

Our family was recently approached by a friend that had been praying for Lucia. She felt compelled to give my sister Annie her rosary that she had gotten for the 100 year anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima while visiting Portugal. Surprisingly enough my family had been praying to Our Lady of Fatima and Sr. Lucia since Lucia was born in December. Once the rosary was in my hands i had goosebumps because the metal on the rosary had Sr. Lucia and was in the shape of a heart! I felt compelled to reach out to our prayer warriors and we all started a 9 day novena, which ended on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, which also happened to be Mother’s Day. Our friends and family were united in prayer. Then the morning after the novena ended my sister got the news that there was a heart on its way to Lucia! This is a miracle, and Lucia has helped restore faith to so many out there. Our family mourns for the family that had to lose their baby but we will not let that be taken for granted. I know for a fact that God has big plans for our Braveheart and we all look forward to seeing what the future holds.

Lucia’s surgery went very smoothly and she is recovering now. I look forward to the day when I can see her smile, and hear her laugh and cry again. I can’t wait to see her go back home and just enjoy the little things that we desperately take for granted. Just sleeping in and snuggling in bed, holding your baby for as long as you want and just having family time together.

Please continue to pray for her recovery and the family that lost their baby. We are wearing 2 bracelets to show our support. One for our little Lulu and one for the baby that lost their life. Please let me know if you are interested in having a bracelet.

And don’t forget that we are having our next fundraiser for our little braveheart on June 9th in Mokena, IL. We look forward to celebrating with everyone!


May 21, 2018

Our prayers are with you and your little miracle. Our son was in the NICU for 3 months when he was born and one quote stuck to me: God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers. We are with you Lucia!

Jennifer Gezella

May 21, 2018

Upon discovering this miracle of prayer and the power of the rosary, I have shared this with others here in Oregon. May God bless you and may Lucia live a long and healthy life. She is a miracle and a child of God whose family and friends prove the power of the rosary! Tom Fullmer Mater Dei Radio

Tom Fullmer

May 21, 2018

Prayers are being sent baby girl❤️

Nicole Meminger

May 8, 2018

May Love without limits surround You and Your little Lucia as she pulls through this. May all the Love and support of Your ancestors be present with Lucia, as she is so strong but needs the guidance. Help her to find her way to her family who loves her so. ~ Praying for healing of the Heart.

Catrina Marie