After returning home on December 17, 2014 with his brothers in the struggle for peace and against terrorism, Antonio Guerrero and Ramon Labañino, Gerardo had announced: Adriana is pregnant, call girl and Gema.
In the afternoon of that day six, and in the New Year, news was expected details: “Gema Hernandez Perez, daughter of Gerardo Hernandez and Adriana Pérez O’Connor, was born today in Havana at eight and 30 minutes from the tomorrow, the result of a caesarean.
He weighed 7.7 pounds, and according to said Gerardo Alicia Jrapko and Bill Hackwell, residents friends in the United States, the baby is very beautiful and he personally took the first images that will circulate as both are capable of extending to the world extraordinary happiness that surrounds them.
In the arms of their parents has been growing, always smiling, as if he knew from his innocence beautiful story that is part and fruit, a story from the depths speaks sublime things: solidarity, integrity, loyalty, courage, dignity and love.
Many hands and hearts allowed to be born, the same and help others grow, all part of one giant play called Revolution.
And precisely because of that work does not thicken the list of the millions of children out of school on the planet, because going to school in Cuba is a human right and duty to guarantee the state of charge for all, which means real possibilities access to school regardless of age, sex, race, religion or social origin.
Nor you have to give up running, singing or playing to help their families; It never will be one of the millions of infants subjected to work because in Cuba the children are protected from economic exploitation and from performing any work that interferes with their education or be harmful to their physical and mental health.
There she will be among the million children worldwide die before reaching age five due to preventable causes or victims of war, famine, drugs, prostitution, violence.
Gema will have the opportunity to grow and develop education, health, freedom, protection, that is, all together, the right to life.
The time when many children died before reaching the arms of their mothers small barefoot without blankets, of little hands begging for food, small all homeless and poor, only you will know through the history books, by classes teachers or the stories of their parents.
But you must learn to present it today that I spent many Cubans interrupted their studies, gave their savings, postponed celebrations and fun, quit the warmth of family, the love of the bride; many were in the way of a long and difficult struggle, marked with blood, tears and pain and which wove beautiful dreams.
Then love their land and understand the meaning of the struggle of his father Gerard, uncles René, Fernando, Antonio and Ramon, who are also heroes, only a better time.
And proud and gives great peace to know that Gema will never be the expression of a privilege, but the story of a shared future for all children of this great island, which has endorsed Marti preaching that they are the hope of the world and reverence verses troubadour Silvio, when he sings “… only love begets wonder …”
Translated by: Daysi Olano Fernandez