Gabriel is Gloria and Luis’ middle son, the one who is a Guardia Nacional and member of the Presidential Protection detail. He and Fani have two children: Alia and Gabrielito. Longtime readers of the blog know that Gabrielito was born with a complex heart defect, tetralogy of Fallot. His life was saved by a visiting cardiology team from the United States with surgery when he was about 18 months old. He will always be a cardiac patient, as the multiple repairs can develop leaks as the child grows. But as you can see, he is healthy and happy. He’s now six, a few months younger than Archie. Alia is about fifteen months old — I think she looks a lot like her papa.
These children are cousins to baby Axel. There is a fourth cousin, Milenys, who lives with her mother in the district capital Penonome.