Casa Juan Pablo II

Casa Juan Pablo II Residents Profiled: Don Luis

Resident Don Luis has had an interesting life from Charreria to Lucha Libre…

The “Amigos de Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II”, a non-profit group of expats, and locals, who support the nursing home with funding, improvement projects and enrichment programs. Although the residents are cared for by nuns, our organization has no affiliation to any religious order.  Our goal is to assure there are funds available so that every “Abuelito” in need will have a home, and to ensure that home is safe, secure, and properly maintained.

The home is located on Av. 95, north of the transversal highway at the loop road round-a-bout. We are located across the street from the Cuidad de Los Angeles orphanage.

We thought we’d tell you a little bit about some of our interesting residents, with the hope that you might want to consider lending a hand or getting involved in this wonderful program.

Don Luis

Luis Martinez y Moncada was born October 1, 1931 in Mexico City. He spent his childhood working and playing outside. As a young man he was part of a musical trio, it was then that he met the beautiful woman he married. They had 3 children (a boy and two girls) and were married 58 years until heaven was brightened taking his wife.

He wrestled for close to 5 years in his youth as CHICO MARTINEZ,

His trade was in leather making saddlecloths, a craftsmanship of the charrería (or horsemanship), placed between the horse and saddle to protect the horse from getting hurt.

When his wife passed on March 2015, Luis remained home alone with his 18 year-old grandson who, besides going to school, took care of his grandfather mornings and evening as in the morning a lady took care of him and another lady on weekends. However, the weekends’ lady stopped going and he went looking for someone who could take care of his grandfather on weekends. The situation was quite complicated so don Luis’ younger daughter who lives in Cozumel decides to bring him over to take care of him. Yet, one person who works and takes care of Luis is very difficult. So, Luis’ daughter learns about Hogar Juan Pablo II and is then fortunate and blessed to have him admitted on April 2016. Since then, Luis’ daughter are grateful to God, the sisters and staff at Hogar as they take good care of him and they can be able to work calmly knowing their father is well cared for in a family and loving environment.

 

Don Luis’ daughter is a teacher and not able to pay the full amount each month so if anyone wants to help, it is more than welcome. Any amount over the monthly fee will be used for other abuelitos who are not able to cover their monthly expenses.   Please contact Patti Kent at patti@comcoz.com or Joyce Cooper at cooperlakeozark@gmail.com to see how you can make a difference.

Perfil de los habitantes de Casa Juan Pablo II: Don Luis

La vida de don Luis ha sido interesante, desde la charrería hasta la lucha libre. . .

“Amigos de Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II” una organización sin fines de lucro formada por expatriados y habitantes locales, apoya el asilo a través de financiamiento, proyectos para la mejora y de enriquecimiento. A pesar de que los habitantes cuentan con los cuidados de las monjas, nuestra organización no está afiliada ninguna orden religiosa. Nuestra meta es garantizar que hay suficientes fondos disponibles para asegurar que cada abuelito cuente con un hogar y garantizar que ese hogar es seguro y cuenta con el mantenimiento adecuado.

La casa hogar se ubica en Avenida 95 al norte de la carretera transversal, en el camino por la glorieta. Nos ubicamos en la calle frente al orfanatorio Ciudad de Ángeles.

Creímos conveniente platicarles un poco sobre nuestros interesantes residentes, esperando que puedan considerar echar una mano o participar en este maravilloso programa.

Don Luis

Luis Martínez Y Moncada, nacido el 1 de Octubre de 1931 en Ciudad de México.

Tuvo una niñez de trabajos y juegos al  aire libre y ya de muchacho era parte de un trio musical en el cual tocaba las maracas y es en esa época que conoce a la hermosa mujer con la que se casó y tuvieron 3 hijos (un varón y dos mujeres) estuvieron casados 58 años hasta que el cielo se ilumino llevándose a su esposa.

También en sus años de juventud practicó la lucha libre y era: el CHICO MARTÍNEZ, este deporte lo practico aproximadamente 5 años.

Tenía el oficio de talabartero y elaboraba las: CARONAS es  una artesanía de la charrería es lo que va entre el caballo y la silla de montar, para evitar que se lastime la piel del caballo.

Al morir su esposa en marzo del 2015 Luis queda solo en su casa con su nieto de 18 años quien además de estudiar cuidaba a su abuelo en las tardes y noches, pues en la mañana lo cuidaba una señora,  y los fines de semana lo cuidaba otra señora, pero la persona de los fines de semana faltaba mucho y dejo de ir y fue empezar a buscar quien lo cuidara los fines de semana era una situación muy complicada, razón por la cual su hija menor que vive en Cozumel decide traerlo a  la isla para cuidarlo, pero cuidar a Luis una sola persona que además trabaja es muy difícil, es cuando su hija se entera del HOGAR JUAN PABLO II y tiene la fortuna y bendición de ingresar a Luis al Hogar, esto fue en abril del 2016 desde entonces las hijas de Luis están enormemente agradecidas con Dios, las Hermanas y empleadas del Hogar pues cuidan muy bien de Luis y ellas pueden  trabajar tranquilas sabiendo que su papá está bien atendido y en un ambiente de familia y amor.

La hija de don Luis es maestra y no le es posible cubrir el monto total cada mes, así que si alguien desea ayudar, es más que bienvenido. Cualquier cantidad que exceda el monto mensual, se usará para otros abuelitos a quienes no les es posible cubrir sus gastos mensuales. Por favor pónganse en contacto con Patti Kent a través de patti@comcoz.com o con Joyce Cooper a través de cooperlakeozark@gmail.com y verá cómo puede hacer la diferencia.

 

Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
Laura Wilkinson is the Editor for Cozumel 4 You. An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 15 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weekly Cozumel 4 You news, promotional articles about the island, and her very own blog, which she finds hilarious. Her long suffering husband, the Fabster, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.

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  1. Harry 5 months ago

    need better directions for finding Casa Hogar. hmills20522@gmail.com

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