War veteran, wife cope with son’s leukemia

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Posted: November 8, 2013

The Winchester Star

Alexander Juarez, of Stephens City, holds his 3-year-old son, Angel Juarez, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Winchester Thursday, while Angel’s mom, Ismenia Juarez, stands beside them. In September, Angel was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Angel rests on mom Ismenia’s lap in the sanctuary of the Sacred Heart church Thursday, where the family stopped to pray before going for Angel’s cancer treatment.
Angel Juarez, 3, of Stephens City, sits with his mom in the sanctuary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Winchester Thursday before being taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center for cancer treatment by his mom, Ismenia, and dad, Alexander. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER

Afghanistan veteran Alexander Juarez named his son “Angel” because his birth pulled him back from the brink of suicide. Now, 3-year-old Angel could use some celestial help himself.

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