Meet Lorena Alexandra Gomez, a cancer survivor, Instagrammer, and native Puerto Rican, using her influence to support her country and the kids who will become its future. As a Puerto Rican Lorena is on a mission to leave a legacy behind to other natives in difficult circumstances. Lorena’s support for the Fundación Hogar Niñito Jesús in Puerto Rico is the first step to reaching her goals. This orphanage raises and educates children from 0-7 years old.
Children in the Fundación Hogar Niñito Jesús are removed from their household by the authorities because of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. The orphanage is in constant need of toiletries, food, clothing, bed sheets, and general funding.
Lorena’s cancer diagnosis in 2013 prompted her to get involved in the community. The thought of leaving this world without leaving a legacy behind her haunted Lorena. Her surgery results eventually came back cancer free and after that horrific experience, she decided to give back to the community in any way she could to make a difference.
Below is an inspiring Q&A with Lorena.
Back in 2013 you were diagnosed with cancer and then overcame it. How did that change your life and mindset of what you wanted to accomplish?
You have a great love for Puerto Rico and the Fundación Hogar Niñito Jesús. How did you come to find out about the Fundación Hogar Niñito Jesús and why are they important to Puerto Rico?
Among all the organizations I volunteer for, one of my favorites is Fundación Hogar Niñito Jesus, because they are in my hometown in Puerto Rico and they cater to children from 0-6 years old, our future. They are important because they provide services and housing for children that are removed from their household because they are being abused mentally and sexually by a family member or an acquaintance. They provide a safe environment for the children, along with education and therapy.
Going forward how do you plan to use Instagram and other social platforms, to help impact the world?
Puerto Rico is obviously going through a very difficult time. If you had a chance to tell people about Puerto Rico from your point of view, what would you say about your country?
What do you like most about Charity Charge?
What is your favorite quote?