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Madrid: A year-old girl in Spain fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a Catholic missionary from her hospital bed shortly before dying from a brain tumor this week. Camino had been offering Mass at La Paz Hospital February 11 when the chaplains there suggested he visit a seriously ill girl who had an operation scheduled the next day to remove a brain tumor. We said goodbye while she and her mother prayed and gave thanks.
Later that morning at the vicariate, Camino produced the official document installing Teresita as a missionary. He then took the missionary cross and returned to the hospital in the evening. Her mother explained to Infomadrid that Teresita was adopted from Siberia and came to Spain when she was three years old.
From a young age, she exhibited a strong spiritual life. The initial treatment with surgery to remove the tumor and chemotherapy was successful.
Inhowever, the tumor began growing again, and the young girl had to undergo a new operation and new treatment in Switzerland. In Januaryshe returned to the hospital with severe headaches.
An operation was initially scheduled for January However, it could not be performed due to complications, including hydrocephalus, or fluid buildup in the brain. Then Teresita and her mother both tested positive for coronavirus, so they had to be put in isolation.
Meanwhile, the tumor continued to grow without the possibility of surgery. During the last weeks of her life, Teresita reminded her mother of Christ on the cross, particularly when she could no longer drink water, and the nurses put gauze soaked in water in her mouth.
She was buried the following day. Matters India strives to be a platform to tell stories of church and society for Indians to think and act beyond their regional, linguistic, ritual, and caste differences and to enable them to see the goodness in others irrespective of their faiths.
On: March 12, In: International. Tagged: cancermissionarySpain. Matters India Matters India strives to be a platform to tell stories of church and society for Indians to think and act beyond their regional, linguistic, ritual, and caste differences and to enable them to see the goodness in others irrespective of their faiths.