A wheel chair rests in front of the Garcia family in their home Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Mercedes. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Brenda Garcia stands in front of the Garcia family home Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Mercedes. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Angelic Ramos (4) plays on the couch at the Garcia family in their home Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Mercedes. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Brenda Garcia’s prosthetic leg is shown at the Garcia family in their home Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Mercedes. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Eric Cantu Jr. (8) and his sister Daylvan Cantu (8) look out of window of their home their home Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Mercedes. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
The mother sits on the couch at the Hernandez family home Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, in Mission. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
One of the children walks pasted the Christmas trees at the Hernandez family home Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, in Mission. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
A Christmas ornament hangs on the tree as the children sit nearby at the Hernandez family home Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, in Mission. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
The mother holds the hand of one of her daughters at the Hernandez family home Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, in Mission. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Kevin Rosales runs from his home Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, in Mission. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Rosales family sits outside their home Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, in Mission. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Jose Rosales Jr. stands in front of the Rosales family home Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, in Mission. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Martha Gutierrez works on connecting a feeding tube to her son Edilberto Gutierrez, 6, at her home Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, in Rio Grande City. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Brother Jesus Gutierrez, 9, walks through the kitchen of his trailer home Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, in Rio Grande City. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Martha Gutierrez talks with her son Edilberto Gutierrez, 6, as she holds him at her home Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, in Rio Grande City. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Medicine is stored on a shelve at his home Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, in Rio Grande City. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Martha Gutierrez works on connecting a feeding tube to her son Edilberto Gutierrez, 6, at her home Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, in Rio Grande City. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Edilberto Gutierrez, 6, sleeps in his bed as his home Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, in Rio Grande City. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Martha Gutierrez talks with her son Edilberto Gutierrez, 6, at her home Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, in Rio Grande City. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Martha Gutierrez holds her son Edilberto Gutierrez, 6, at her home Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, in Rio Grande City. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Francisco Gomez and his wife Sandra along with their son Dominic,4 , outside their home on Monday ,Dec.7,2020in Mission. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | [email protected]
Sandra and Francisco Gomez along with their 4 children live in a small one bedroom trailer home on Monday ,Dec.7,2020 in Mission. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | [email protected]
Dominic Gomez,4, holds his small pup, Guerro, at his trailer home with his parents and sister Elida,8, Francisco and Sandra Gomez on Monday ,Dec.7,2020in Mission. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | [email protected]
Evidence of a fire is shown at the Macias home on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Family pictures hung on a refrigerator that was salvaged from the Macias house fire now resting in the garage of their temporary home on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Jose Luis Macias, 5, talks with his mother Jean Marie Macias on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Jean Marie Macias sits with her children, left to right, Jose Luis 5, Zenaida 8, and Jaime 9, at their temporary home on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Jean Marie Macias poses outside her temporary home on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Noah Trevino, 2, kisses his father, Mario Trevino, during a moment at their home on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Mission. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Noah Trevino , 2, rests in his father, Mario Trevino, arms as his mother Brenda Trevino looks on at her home on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Mission. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Brenda Trevino poses at her home on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Mission. Trevino was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer while all so being pregnant in June. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
A burnned out building stands inn a nearby parking lot at Jenny Cano’s home on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Jenny Cano communicates with interpreter Mario Medrano at her home on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Jenny Cano watches sign language interpreter Mario Medrano as they communicate at her home on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])

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