Silver Spring, Md. (September 29, 2015) – After watching Pope Francis kiss their nine-year-old son, Daniel, on the forehead and give him a blessing, Carlos Torres and Martha Gonzalez of North Bergen, New Jersey, are more hopeful than ever in their fight against pulmonary hypertension (PH). Daniel, diagnosed with PH shortly after his birth, sat in the front row at the Pope’s mass at the Philadelphia Cathedral. His eight-year-old sister, Mia, who attended the mass with her big brother, handed the Pope a letter that included the names of many very sick PH patients asking the Pope to cure the disease. “Take this list,” said Mia. “Pray for all these people.”

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