Austin bombing victim Esperanza "Hope" Herrera is awake, her family shared Monday morning.
Their latest update:
Although her Body is very Broken, Her Spirit is Not! The Herrera’s were blessed to be able to spend Easter Sunday with her. Our Great Grandmother, Maria “Mary” Moreno, has been at Esperanza’s bedside every single day to pray for her for speedy recovery. She has been inspired by all the Donations, Gifts, Cards, & Sincere Offers Of Generosity! She is aware of the Go-Fund-Me Campaign and feels unworthy of all the Blessings that continue to pour in. Her first questions to Grandchildren when she awoke were “How’s Your job going?” Or “How’s your Car running?”. This is the type of person our Grandmother is. Someone who is a giver & not a taker. We are working hard with medical staff to ensure, she walks again and is able to be the independent 4-Foot 7-Inch Firecracker that we all know & love! The family will try to release a “One Month Update” later next week. Please continue to pray for her, the other Victims, & their Families. We LOVE you all. #PrayForHope
Photo shared by the Herrera family with the update on GoFundMe
AUSTIN, Texas — One of the Austin bombing victims is fighting hard for her life, and her family wanted to express their gratitude to the community, to law enforcement, to the other families who lost loved ones.
Seventy-five-year-old Esperanza Herrera was seriously injured after receiving a package bomb on her doorstep from a now-deceased 23-year-old Pflugerville man, and is still in the hospital. Her package was delivered on the same day as Draylen Mason, March 12, later in the afternoon.
Statement from the Herrera Family:
The Herrera Family would like to thank the entire community of Austin, Texas, including the citizens of the great State of Texas, of the United States and those of the whole world for the tremendous outpouring of prayers, love and support that we have received. We also would like to thank all of the local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and their supporting departments for their tireless efforts over the last few weeks. We especially would like to thank the medical staff that has treated and will continue to treat our loved one; they're amazing!
This tragedy has been a life changing event for all of us. We understand that we are not the only victims of these bombings. Therefore, we would like to convey our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the families of Anthony House, Draylen Mason, and the other victims of these horrible crimes. We are a family of faith and as we begin Holy Week and approach Easter Sunday, it is our Christian duty and obligation to pray for the soul of Mark Conditt and his family, and we will continue to do that.
Our loved one, Esperanza "Hope" Herrera remains in fragile condition and the road to recovery will be extremely long and difficult. We all call her "Mom" because she is the foundation of our family and she continues to be a source of strength for us all during this time. We ask that you please continue to pray for us and all the families involved, as we, the Herreras, will continue to pray for you all
God Bless and peace be with you all.
Her family has set up a GoFundMe* to assist with medical expenses.
*The Gofundme site is not managed by Spectrum News. For more information on how the site works and the rules, visit gofundme.com/safety.
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