Last Monday, when it snowed in Conroe, Texas, Cristian Pavón Pineda wore a red jacket and rushed to the family’s mobile home on a pink trail. His mother played a movie in the snow for the first time when she was 11.
Although the Honduran family had lost power the night before, they did not know that the beginning would be a few days of freezing and freezing for a few days, but they managed to capture the happy hour.
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Investigators are still investigating the cause of the boy’s death, but his family believes he died of hypothermia. They had no heat when Texas was freezing.
“Everything is fine,” Christian’s mother, María Elisa Pineda, told the Houston Chronicle. “He was very happy that day. He was not sick at all.”
The paralyzed cold weather in most of Texas did not cause the official death toll, but according to the Washington Post, at least 30 people died.
Some people died from exposure, including a 75-year-old man who had taken an oxygen tank from a truck due to hypothermia; another 60-year-old man allegedly died of freezing on a recliner with his wife beside him. Cold Home According to the Post, at least five people have died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Cristian, in sixth grade, came to Texas from Honduras two years ago, his mother told the Chronicle. On Monday night, the temperature stayed in the single digits, and his family put him in bed with his three-year-old half brother to keep him warm. In the morning, Cristian died.
A spokesperson for the local police station told the newspaper that the mobile home the family lived in was 40 years old and had almost no insulation.
“By all other means, [Cristian] He is a normal, healthy child,” the spokesperson said.
Pineda describes his son’s love of painting, which is often inspired by the maps he found on the Internet. She said that he talked about becoming a pilot when he grows up and is full of love for his brothers.
By Saturday, donations on the GoFundMe webpage sent Christian’s body to Honduras, and about $60,000 had been raised.
A family statement said: “He hopes to see his grandparents again. This is what his mother wants to achieve.”