By Randy Economy
California State Senate candidate Mario Guerra has cancelled several campaign events and is heading to West Virginia to be with his ailing son Mario Luis Guerra who is suffering from a serious staph infection, Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper can confirm.
HMG-CN spoke directly to Guerra, a popular member of the Downey City Council on Tuesday night about the condition of his eldest son, to whom shares his name. Guerra was direct in his comments, “my son needs his family right now, and we all need to be with him during this difficult time.”
Guerra confirmed on Thursday the health condition of his son via the social media site Facebook.
“Our son Mario Luis has developed a serious staph infection and is in ICU back east. It started from breaking his hand during a softball game last month and subsequent hand surgery. Then his back went out and shots directly into his back. From there his body developed several severe infections that were not diagnosed and now have spread throughout his body,” Guerra wrote.
“Today they test his heart valves to analyze the damage and course of action. I am flying back east right now and ask for your prayers, and more prayers, and then some more prayers. While a grown healthy (before this) man he will always be our oldest and yet little one,” Guerra said.
“We have cancelled several events and meetings and I know everyone will understand. Thank you for your prayers. Faith, Family and Friends,” Guerra concluded.
Guerra is facing former Assemblyman Tony Mendoza in the upcoming November 4 election to in California’s 32nd State Senate District.