Gregoria Osorio

A heartbroken San Marcos family is grieving the loss of a beloved great-grandmother of 10.

Her legacy is a lasting one. For decades, she served as her town’s midwife outside Oaxaca, Mexico.

“She delivered more than a thousand babies,” said Cruz.

She moved to San Marcos nearly two decades ago to be with family. Her cooking, especially her mole and tamales, was always filled with love.

Cruz says her grandmother was healthy and had no pre-existing conditions. The family stuck close to home, wore masks and took every precaution. Cruz tested positive and was asymptomatic.

“Don’t think this doesn’t exist because it’s here,” said Cruz.

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