Henry Flores, director of the CFCA communications center in El Salvador, recently traveled to our Kansas City office. During his stay he received training and also taught us about his work with our Salvadoran colleagues. This is the transcript of a speech he presented to the CFCA staff.
Note: The names of the individuals mentioned in this story have been changed to protect their identity and privacy.
It is 5 a.m.
Francisca, mother of a 2-year-old boy and a 7-month-old baby, is waiting for the early public transportation that will bring her from her humble community to the hospital for children in San Salvador, El Salvador’s capital.
While she waits on the road, a speeding truck crashes into her, killing her and her 2-year-old. The crash also leaves her baby highly injured.
The driver runs away, leaving behind his crashed truck.
To this date, no reports have been received from the local authorities about his identity or current location.
A few days later, the baby died at a public hospital.
Francisca was on her way to the hospital in San Salvador to try to get one space, along with hundreds of other mothers, just for her baby to see a doctor. Read more