Remaining wishes: family of Rosalba Martinez-Lopez

It’s a new year, and a new start for many of the families featured in Statesman Season for Caring. This week we’re highlighting the progress they have made since we introduced you to them on Nov. 27, and what needs the families still have.

Rosabla Martínez-López hold her granddaughter Sofia Guerrero Mondragón as her daughter Kimberley Mondragón-Martínez looks on during their visit at the Hospice Austin's Christopher House. Rosalba Martínez-López, who has stage IV cervical cancer. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Rosabla Martínez-López died in December. She holds her granddaughter Sofia Guerrero Mondragón as her daughter Kimberley Mondragón-Martínez looks on during their visit at the Hospice Austin’s Christopher House in October. 
RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The children of Rosalba Martínez-López are starting this year with a lot of sadness. The 37-year-old mother died of cervical cancer on Dec. 2. 

Since then Season for Caring funds helped pay for her funeral. The heirs of a man, who was also served by Care Communities, donated a mobile home to her children. They are looking for a lot to put the house on.

 

They still have a few items on their wish list:

  • An attorney to help them apply receive food stamps, health insurance and more.
  • Gently used car.
  • Driving lessons.
  • Eye exam and glasses.
  • Day care.
  • Bus passes.
  • Tuition to ACC.
  • Gift cards to grocery stores, clothing stores.
  • Laptops.
  • Gift cards to a furniture store.

For more information about the Martínez-López Mondragón family or to help with an item on their wish list, contact Care Communities, 512-459-5883, carecommunities.org.

To make a financial donation, go to statesman.com/seasonforcaring or send a check to Season for Caring, P.O. Box 50066, Austin, Texas 78763-0066.