A New Generation for Our Family

919 WordsJan 30, 20184 Pages
It all started on May 30 in 1992, a sunny day in Trujillo, Peru. A very special day for my parents, a day in which they joined their lives to have something that amazing, and change their lives forever; they were getting married. That day a new generation of the Carranza’s family began. My family was one of the typical South American families in which almost everybody lives in a single house. We used to live with my uncles, aunts, grandparents, and nephews. At that time my family did not have much money, my family was going through an economic crisis. Eventually my grandfather died. I actually never saw him in person, because I was not yet born. I was told that the death of my grandfather was devastating for the family, it was very painful. Every day that passed without him it was like a stab to the heart. My grandfather died of cancer, a disease that figures among the leading causes of death worldwide, accounting for 8.2 million deaths in 2012. It is expected that annual cancer cases will rise from 14 million in 2012 to 22 within the next two decades ("Cancer"). With the death of my grandfather, my family’s economy went from bad to worse. We completely lost everything we had in those days. At that time the whole family including my mother lived together in a small and humble house in El Tigre Street, located in La Esperanza District. La Esperanza District is located just 15 minutes from the main square in Trujillo, and is one of the most insecure districts of northern
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