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Jul 11, 2013

Second Jaguar to return home as mother is gravely ill

Danny Jimenez

Two more members of the delegation that went with the national football selection may be coming home sooner than expected. As the Belize Jaguars prepare for their second match in the Gold Cup—this time against the national selection from Costa Rica—another unfortunate event is on the team’s shoulders. Forward, Danny Jimenez, from San Ignacio, is away from home as his mother is fighting to for her life at the Belize Medical Associates.  Last Friday, Danny’s mother, Theresita Jimenez, suffered a stroke as he was on his way to the Philip Goldson International Airport to board a flight to the United States for the games. With her wishes, Danny boarded the Delta Airlines flight en route to Portland, Oregon. But her conditioned worsened. Theresita was transferred from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital to the private hospital on Wednesday and around seven o’clock this morning; she had another stroke that preceded brain hemorrhaging. After she slipped into a coma, she was placed on life-support and the worse is feared. Danny has since been notified and the Football Federation of Belize had offered to send him home to be at his mother’s side. But according to the F.F.B. President, Ruperto Vicente, up to late this afternoon, Danny had agreed to play this Saturday’s game against Costa Rica and then fly back to Belize on Sunday to be with his family.

 

Via Phone: Ruperto Vicente, President, F.F.B.

Ruperto Vicente

“When the team left on Friday, Danny Jimenez was taken to the hospital to visit with his mother. And it was at the hospital that his mother encouraged him to travel with the team; that that would have made her happy. And so Danny did, he spoke with his mother and she accepted the fact that his mother wanted him to go. But as I said, things have turned to the worse. I am not sure as yet as to her condition because that has not been communicated to me. But we had planned to fly Danny back to Belize today, but after speaking to the delegation in the United States this afternoon, they confirmed to me that Danny had decided to play the game on Saturday and then travel home on Sunday. That’s the last word I had about Danny traveling back home and that is this afternoon.”

 

Duane Moody

“I understand that she had a stroke or something of that sort?”

 

Via Phone: Ruperto Vicente

“That’s right. That’s what Danny told me Friday…that his mother had suffered a stroke, but that she would be well and so she advised and encouraged him to travel with the team.  They are not just our players, they are also members of the football family and we are giving him all the necessary support. So even if Danny was to decide to come home tomorrow, we are going to facilitate that. But he has made the decision not to travel today and to play the game on Saturday and then return home on Sunday.”

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14 Responses for “Second Jaguar to return home as mother is gravely ill”

  1. Al says:

    I pray to God the Father in Heaven who is a mighty healer, to extend his healing mercy towards Theresita Jimenez, this very day. I pray that her diagnoses that seems hopeless to doctors, be changed instantly that she may live, that her son may have the opportunity to enjoy this opportunity and make his mother proud. This prayer I pray in Jesus name, Amen.

  2. Eye in the Sky says:

    Very unprofessional of him.

    The team winning with his help must be of first priority.

    He should be removed from the team permanently.

  3. Belmopanese says:

    @ Eye in the Sky: Are u not a human being with blood running thru your vain?…family must always come first…that is his mother fighting for her life…other games will always be there to play and other opportunities will always be there…but he only has one mother…God be with u and bless your Cold Cold heart…
    You are in our prayers Danny…we luv u and are proud of you and support whatever decision you make…

  4. Al says:

    @Eye in the Sky, this young man has one mother whom he may never see alive again, and to ask him to choose between a team and the woman who gave birth to him, is the lack of respect that is shown day after day in this country for human beings. If more young men and women had respect for life and family, we may have less murders. Shame on you to ask someone to make such a choice. I would hate to be your mother. This young man is showing honor to his parent and I personally respect him for that. This same country would turn on him in a heart beat.

  5. bmp chic says:

    @eye in the sky ..who care what you think

  6. Whisper says:

    Eye in the Sky … I so agree with you that is why when u die no body going to be at u wake/funneral and nobody gana miss you for the right reasons!!! U stupid, caz family should come first no matter the fame, job and money!!! It just comes to show ur a lonely soul in this world and u only live to work for u self selfishly!!

    Prayers goes out to the Jimenez family and hope for the best!!

  7. Whisper says:

    Eye in the Sky … I so agree with you that is why when u die no body going to be at u wake/funeral and nobody gana miss you for the right reasons!!! U stupid, caz family should come first no matter the fame, job and money!!! It just comes to show ur a lonely soul in this world and u only live to work for u self selfishly!!

    Prayers goes out to the Jimenez family and hope for the best!!

  8. OriginalWoman says:

    Eye in the Sky, as a mother, I definitely do NOT appreciate your coldness and insensitivity. Mr. Jiminez is doing what most loving sons or daughters would do, show his mother support, love and attention . You only get ONE MOTHER. There will be many other games to be played. Obviously and thankfully, the team members do not think the way you do. You sound as if, you are lacking a mother’s love and attention, or you do not have a mother at all!!!

  9. OriginalWoman says:

    Eye in the Sky, as a mother, I definitely do NOT appreciate your coldness and insensitivity. Mr. Jiminez is doing what most loving sons or daughters would do, show his mother support, love and attention . You only get ONE MOTHER. There will be many other games to be played. Obviously and thankfully, the team members do not think the way you do. You sound as if, you are lacking a mother’s love and attention, or you do not have a mother at all!!!

  10. jenna says:

    to eye in the sky, a whole damn team can be replaced, his mother cannot be – so with that – nuff said

  11. Ben says:

    Very sad and poor of u “Eye in the Sky”. No career, profession or aspiration comes before family and especially a mother. I take my hat off to Danny. Having the chance to see his mother alive for one last time is very important and he can life with out regrets. Lets face it, Belize will lose with or without him. That’s the honest and ugly truth.

  12. Ben says:

    Very sad and poor of u “Eye in the Sky”. No career, profession or aspiration comes before family and especially a mother. I take my hat off to Danny. Having the chance to see his mother alive for one last time is very important and he can life with out regrets. Lets face it, Belize will lose with or without him. That’s the honest and ugly truth.

  13. gilberto says:

    What curious question

  14. glenn says:

    Not spending superfluous words.

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