Day 4: Sylvia’s Reflections

On our way to Los Cocos that morning, the van was stopped due to a worrisome sight. There was a young girl, probably around the age of 3, she was crying and it appeared as if she was lost. Cristina and Yocasta jumped out of the vehicle in order to help the young girl. There were no houses that were in plain view nor were there any people around. The young girl continued to cry while Cristina and Yocasta tried to find an individual that they could ask for help and to see who this young girl belonged to. Eventually, a woman came over and told Cristina and Yocasta that she would take the girl back to her mother who apparently lived further up the street. Such an event truly makes one question, where is the mother? Does she care about her child? For a child that young to walk so far away from home without having her mother realizing it is baffling. This struck me very deeply because I know that when I was young, if I wandered 3 feet away from my mother, she immediately began looking for me. Yocasta told the woman to warn the girl’s mother that her daughter can be taken if another incident like that happened. I am happy to know that there are people like Yocasta out there, fighting for the protection of children.

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