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Humble mother Khristy Gonzalez, who survived 2 hurricanes, dies after long battle with breast cancer


HUMBLE, Texas (KTRK) — A humble mother lost her battle with breast cancer after her young daughter died 18 years ago.

ABC13’s Pooja Lodhia spoke to Khristy and Corey Gonzalez in 2019 about their story of surviving after losing a child.

The video above is from a previous report.

The couple moved from Louisiana to the Houston area just before Hurricane Harvey hit.

By then they had already gone through the unimaginable. In 2004, their young daughter died of cancer.

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After the loss of their daughter, the family lived through Hurricane Katrina. During the recovery part, Khristy was diagnosed with breast cancer.

After beating cancer, the family moved to the Houston area, where they were later struck down by Harvey, destroying their home and all of their possessions.

They moved into a new house and Khristy was re-diagnosed with cancer.

This time it was stage four breast cancer, which had spread to her liver and spine.

“What’s helped me is the amount of love and support, the emails and texts, and people pouring love, support and prayers,” Khristy told ABC13. in 2019.

“We learned to appreciate the little things in life,” Corey said at the time. “It’s the little things that we sometimes take for granted.”

In an online update, Khristy’s friend Cindy Woods announced that Khristy passed away on April 13, 2022.

“I know Khristy is back with her baby girl, Kaitlin, dancing with her in heaven. Khristy fought a long, hard battle and her faith never wavered. Khristy was and always will be a tremendous light in this world” , Woods wrote.

If you want to help the family, a GoFundMe has been set up to help Corey support the couple’s 12-year-old son, pay medical bills and organize the funeral ceremony.

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