Aug. 9, 2017


Dear Editor:

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, my heart gave out on me, and I literally died.

Through the grace of God and skillful hands of Justin Reese and Hector Camarillo, and also first responders Michael Wells and Kyle Rogers, I am here writing this letter.

I would like to offer special thanks to First Baptist Church and Madisonville Christian Fellowship for the food that was brought to my home after I returned.

Also, Wendy, Marvin and Bubba Stanton, the Schroders, Dee Dee Hodges, Julia Perez, Gigi Nacianceno and so many more who fought for my recovery through prayers and the Lord. There are too many to name all of you; just know that I will carry you in my heart. Words can’t express the profound love and gratitude for all of you.

So after 43 days and a quadruple bypass, I am home and have been slowly getting stronger. I know that God has a plan for me.

— Cynthia Juarez