Browsing through the mail, I came across her letter. I didn’t recognize the handwriting.
The name, Lucy, on the return address gave my stomach a jolt. It had to be bad news.
It was written in Spanish. I had to refresh my skills. I read it a few times; although, the message was clear.
Your brother, George, died on December, 28, 2020. I just received notification from the
sanatorium. His remains were donated to scientific research. He was cremated and buried by them. I have no location.
Despite my sorrow, I prayed the research could save another.
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***** George Anthony Diaz Maisonet was born December 14, 1957.
He was born with a disability. He lived with my mother until she passed in 2010.
Lucy was his caretaker/companion until she became ill and could not care for him.
The government placed him in a sanatorium. They did not notify the family.
This will be added to my memoir.