Translate this page

Young Fallbrook family in need

Father and infant son have critical medical issues

Friday, March 28th, 2014
Issue 13, Volume 18.
Lucette Moramarco
Staff Writer

Members of Calvary Chapel Fallbrook are organizing efforts to aid the Lombera family with prayer support and financial help for their high medical expenses. Both the father, Daniel, and infant son, Danny, are requiring extensive medical treatment.

On Oct. 14, 2013, infant Danny was born to Frances and Daniel Lombera, with gastroschisis, a congenital disease that allowed his intestines to protrude through his abdomen.

Emergency surgery was essential to begin repairing the hole, but today, baby Danny still remains hospitalized in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Rady’s Children’s Hospital, with no release date in sight. It may even be necessary for baby Danny to receive an intestinal transplant to fully solve the problem.

As if that were not enough for the young family to cope with, a few weeks prior to baby Danny’s birth, his father Daniel started experiencing intense pain throughout his body. After several trips to the emergency room, he was diagnosed in mid-December with severe lupus, an auto-immune disease, began treatment and has just recently been released from UCSD Medical Center.

Daniel has a long and challenging journey ahead of him as he is (and has been) uninsured and cannot work because of his condition. Now living with Frances’ parents, the couple’s physical needs are being met, however, they need additional support for their mounting expenses. Advertisement
Advertisement for Hopes Chest
[ Hopes Chest ]

Frances is a full-time nursing student at Mira Costa College, and full-time caretaker for both their 4-year-old son Adam as well as Daniel, while also trying to visit baby Danny in the hospital; it is impossible for her to work a full-time job.

Frances is determined to finish her education to become a nurse practitioner.

Residents are asked to pray for this family individually and submit a prayer request to their church’s prayer team.

Donations to the family can be made at (search for Lombera family). A fundraising yard sale will also be held Saturday, April 5 in the CAST parking lot (across from the Mission Theatre) 200 N. Main Ave., from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hand-crafted tamales will be available there too.

Residents who would like to help are asked to bring donations before 6 a.m. Small bags of donation items can also be dropped off at Calvary Chapel Fallbrook, located at 488 Industrial Way, on April 2 and 3, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Pick-up will be available for large items, by calling Laurie at (760) 421-7791, after 1 p.m. Pick up of these items will be scheduled for Friday, April 3.

Financial support for the Lombera family will be set aside for ongoing medical treatment, essential expenses, including obtaining medical insurance.



arrow Be the first to share your opinion on this article!

Add your Comment


Images, Formatting, or HTML is not allowed : plain text only. You may post up to 5 website addresses within your comment.


The Valley News has tightened its' policy regarding comments.
While we invite you to contribute your opinions and thoughts, we request that you refrain from using vulgar or obscene words and post only comments that directly pertain to the specific topic of the story or article.
Comments that are derogatory in nature have a high likelihood for editing or non-approval if they carry the possibility of being libelous.
The comment system is not intended as a forum for individuals or groups to air personal grievances against other individuals or groups.
Please, no advertising or trolling.
In posting a comment for consideration, users understand that their posts may be edited as necessary to meet system parameters, or the post may not be approved at all. By submitting a comment, you agree to all the rules and guidelines described here.
Most comments are approved or disregarded within one business day.

RSS FeedFacebookTwitter

Advertisement for Wayne Guglielmo


Most Commented

Reach Local Customers

The Valley News The Valley News
760-723-7319 - 1588 S. Mission Rd. Suite 200, Fallbrook CA 92028
All contents copyright ©2015
About Us
Earthquake Information
Business Listings
Contact Us
Letter to the Editor
Report a website error
Online Digital Edition
RSS Feeds