My goodness, that is the most beautiful picture I have ...ever...seen. Brought tears to my eyes.
One question though, I’m not clear on this. (if it’s in the article I missed it): Why did the Make-a-Wish foundation have to get involved in her receiving Holy Communion? I realize because of her special needs, she probably couldn’t with other kids her age, but couldn’t some special arrangement be made for her without Make-a-Wish? I don’t have anything against the foundation; it just seems to me to be a “normal” thing the Church would do anyway.
I’m going to guess some pretty dresses and a big party were probably involved.
I pondered that question as well. Just guessing but I get the impression the family is poor. While the article does not go into details, I have heard of situations where Mexican parents don't marry because they can't afford the big party. (Pinging tax-chick who has more experience with the hispanic community.) Perhaps the Make a Wish foundation provided the fine clothes and food?