After meeting with tragedy, this generous pair opened their homes and hearts to children in need.
Cristina and Carlos are a Catholic couple from Madrid who have a large family. Along the way, they’ve met tragedy, which opened their hearts to greater generosity.
Pedro, their eighth child, was born with malformations of the lungs, heart and brain, and had no eyes. “His life expectancy was very short and every day of life was a gift, and we lived it that way,” explains Cristina in a video (in Spanish) by the Infinity Plus One (“Infinito Más Uno”) Foundation.
Sick children without families
Because of Pedro’s condition, Cristina and Carlos had to continuously come and go from the ICU. The many times they stayed at the hospital made them aware of another phenomenon: sick children who lacked a father and a mother.
They began to spend time with these children. Through these encounters, they discovered Bethlehem House (“Casa Belén”), a home for children with disabilities run by the Daughters of Charity.