‘They killed us’: Vuelo family mourns death of their two children in Spain
Vuelos are a family of five children who live in Barcelona, Spain.
For three years they worked at the city’s famous Barcelona Zoo, as part of a group of local zoo staff.
But one of the children was killed on July 7, 2017, in the capital city of Madrid.
His mother, Maria Elena Vueloso, was in charge of the zoo.
“She was one of my best friends, so we went to see her,” Vuelojos said.
“We went to the zoo, and she said, ‘I’m sorry, but you can’t go home.
We’ll do it again.'” “
I told her, ‘Well, you know what?
We’ll do it again.'”
The family’s grief was compounded by a series of other family deaths, including that of the Vueloa sisters’ son, Jorge Vuelosi, who died of a heart attack in September 2018.
The family has been struggling financially ever since.
“They’re still struggling.
We have three children and a big house.
And we’re always going through tough times.
It hurts a lot,” Maria Elena said.
In 2017, Vuelones said, they began collecting donations and giving it away.
“At first, we would only give away some of the money to help our family.
We only started giving it to help others, and that’s how we’ve stayed together for the past two years,” she said.
After the funeral for her two children, Vielos said, “we decided to start the Vuleo Fund, so that people in the neighbourhood, who have nothing, will be able to help us.”
Maria Elena is also the treasurer of the Fund, and said the family has raised more than €2,000 so far.
“The money has been donated for all our expenses,” she explained.
Vuelosa said they had started raising money for the Vuello Fund so that other families in their neighbourhood will also be able receive the help they need.
“Every year we’re giving €5,000 for a school project,” she added.
“It’s so good for our children, because they learn so much about school.
And that’s what makes it worth everything.”
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