Veralucia Mendoza honors her father, for years he has tended to me

I am deeply thankful for my dad, a Black immigrant engineer from Peru who moved to the United States to provide me with opportunities he never had available to him. For years he has tended to me, even bringing me homemade lunch daily through the pandemic, because I have Lupus and other chronic illnesses that cause fatigue and pain. When he suddenly developed macular holes in both eyes, I was more than willing and happy to step up to be his chauffeur, secretary, and advocate. The love between us makes this work and the darker moments a little lighter. I am happy to say after 4 surgeries, he is healing well! I am so grateful for his support.