The son of Cuba’s “payer of promises” dies

Several independent media outlets in Cuba and the official magazine Alma Mater reported this Saturday on the death of the son of Omar Quinterowho emerged in past months as "the payer of promises".

"Today we learned of the death of Lázaro, son of Omar, the payer of promises. Alma Mater joins the sadness for the loss of the boy"reported the official Cuban publication.

Meanwhile, the independent media outlet El Toque and the Cuban Directory website also echoed the news and They remembered that Lázaro died at the age of 36 due to cancer.

The Cubans followed through social networks and live the walk that Omar made in February and March from Havana to the El Cobre sanctuary in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba -about 900 kilometers- to ask the Virgin of Charity for health of his son.

Upon returning to his home in the popular neighborhood of Los Pocitos, in the Havana municipality of Marianao, this 56-year-old man told Efe about his experience on the journey that began "alone" and from the middle of the way it went viral.

His son Lázaro, a young worker in the health sector, was diagnosed 11 years ago with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that forms in the lymphatic system.

The disease had affected his lungs and the doctors estimated him just a few months to live.

That was the moment when Omar promised him "to God and to the Virgin of Charity that if they saved him he would go to El Cobre on foot"in reference to the well-known sanctuary and which involved crossing almost the entire island of Cuba.

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