Ground Zero of the Zika Virus (For The Washington Post)
[caption] MARCH 15, 2017 - Cleane with Duda at home. Cleane spends all of her time helping Mirian care for Duda. She stopped going to school when she and Miriam decided to raise Duda. And it has become a full time job of going to therapies, appointments, in-home physical therapy practice, and navigating through a limited healthcare system. I love my life. It’s not as difficult as I thought it would be. For me, life isn’t as different as other 18-year-olds. I think of Duda as my daughter. I hope she evolves and develops to walk, to see, to hear. If she can see and hear, she can develop faster. She doesn’t know if she will marry Fernando but he loves her and they are very close." She already thinks they are married.