Honoring a Precious Child
This month the I Feel the Love Project will be shining the light on a precious child whose life was cut short because of the careless actions of another. Please read his story.
Those who knew little Mason Villegas knew he was a fighter. Mason was diagnosed with a respiratory condition at birth. His parents frequently visited Valley Baptist Medical Center for check ups. It was this very hospital baby Mason was taken to on a Sunday evening in September of 2012. He was riding in a car with his mother Yvette and her friend Lyanna Casares when they were struck by a drunk driver. The driver fled the scene and was later tracked down by the police.
"He got the worst of it,” said Billy Villarreal, Mason's uncle. “He got jammed up between the passenger seat, and the whole back seat was just smashed in together, with him in the middle." Mason sustained a fractured skull, a broken nose, and dangerous brain swelling. Sadly, on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, just three days later, baby Mason earned his wings at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas surrounded by his loving family. Baby Mason was just 6 months old.
Villarreal says this has opened his family's eyes to the horrors of drunk driving, and how one person's carelessness can cause such damaging consequences.
Friends, this is a family who desperately needs our love and support. Not only are they grieving the loss of their precious child, they are also having to deal with the criminal justice system as they fight for justice for Mason. This month we are asking for sympathy cards, thinking of you, anything appropriate for grieving parents. Baby Mason's parents are Yvette and Santiago Villega, Jr. Please consider joining us this month as we honor a child who brought such joy to his family with a smile that captured everyone's heart. Together we can make a difference.
If you would like to be a part of this project...
All you need to do is:
Submit your hand crafted card/s by June 3oth to:
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA 93423
Please share your project with everyone by linking it to the I Feel the Love Project photo gallery before you put it in the mail. Click HERE to find the photo gallery.
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