“My daughter was born with Sickle Cell, and throughout her life she’s been hospitalized.” Sickle Cell has been a lifelong struggle for Ana and at 16 years old, it seems that the illness has become worse. “She gets very tired, feels weak and has trouble breathing sometimes,” said Zuly, Ana’s mother. She hasn’t been able to go to school, but the family is hopeful they will find a way to help her finish her studies.
Zuly has always been Ana’s primary caregiver and therefore, unable to work a traditional job. She does what she can to supplement the family’s income alongside her husband; selling enchiladas, tamales, and party pastries when time allows.
During one of her visits to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, pediatric social worker Tiffany Gallart asked Zuly about their homelife and while Zuly originally had no intention of divulging her issues with their rent and light bill, as she puts it, “God sent angels and things have fallen into place with Mia’s Miracles.” 
The Mia’s Blessings program was able to help Zuly and her husband with outstanding bills to help them focus on Ana and her ongoing treatments.
“From the bottom of my heart I really want to say thank you. Without knowing us, just out of the goodness of your heart and wanting to help, you have offered this assistance to my family. I cannot explain the peace this has given me…Mia’s Miracles are angels to me.” –Zuly Lagos