Across the globe there has been recognition for great people who we honor as heroes. We observe these people recognizing them for all the good they have done, sacrificing comfort and sometimes even their own safety to impact the lives of others. Much too often these people are not recognized until their final hour. We’ve decided to change that, honoring and appreciating these community leaders and activists for being the heroes they truly are-while they are still with us. Today, we take the time out to honor a strong woman, one of San Pedro’s very own, Mrs. Susana Eiley.
Upon coming home one morning 23 years ago, Susana’s attention turned to the house of her neighbor, a young woman who had become a family friend. Susana felt that something was not right and, following her intuition she headed into the home. A sad sight greeted her: the young lady had delivered a baby, way before the date expected! Weak from delivery, the mother had tears in her eyes, as she sat limber in a corner, no baby in sight. She merely pointed to the corner, where a tiny bundle lay wrapped, explaining to Susana that the baby did not make it. Rushing over to inspect, Susana unwrapped the bundle. Before her was a pair of eyes begging for survival; the premature baby boy was fighting for his life.Click here
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