On the night of the 16th December, Nancy was
feeling happy, thinking that in a few days, she would have her first
daughter...but in an instant everything changed...She recounts for
"I too, saw the water that came; I felt as
though I was going to die, I felt my last breath...I opened my eyes
and I saw the walls close in..."
That same night, trying to leave their house
she took out her two nephews:
"I asked for help from the father of my
husband and we took shelter in his house...the next day they took me
to hospital, they gave me a Caesarean operation...I lost my daughter
and then I was in hospital for 2
The avalanche stole Nancy´s expectations and
hopes and all that remained was sadness, sometimes anger, at the
feeling of loss because she had never given birth to her daughter.
David was also profoundly affected that same
night. He tells:
"I lost my older brother, my younger
sister, my sister-in-law, and my three year old niece...now I am the
Nancy, like David, has so many dreams
related with the tragedy:
"Sometimes I dream that the current
carries me to the beach" tells David. In her dreams, Nancy hears
the voices of her family members that disappeared: "We always
David advises the community:
"what they need to teach their children to
do in cases of such a tragedy"
As for Nancy, she recommends:
"that they are all together and that they
maintain good communication."
Even bearing such sorrow, they still have
expectations for the future. Plans for them both, that is what helps
them to survive, to keep calm, to have patience and to preserve the
bond of the family.
What is important for David and Nancy, are
the simple and pleasant things: keeping their home clean and in order,
offering a warm atmosphere...Nancy explains:
"Yes, it is necessary to give love to
people and to everything."
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