Wanda Rodriguez Reunites With Her Father Victor Peraza After 40 Years – Losing a father at the start of your life can be tough. Especially if you don’t have any idea what happened to him, what his story behind leaving his family is. For this father to then return at the end of his life, it’s a time of mixed emotions that can overwhelm someone.
For Wanda Rodriguez, a nurse at a Bronx hospice, finding out her new patient was her estranged father was an absolute shock, but one she welcomed with open arms. Her father, Victor Peraza, hadn’t had contact with his daughter for the last 40 years, leaving Rodriguez wondering and thinking about him.
Rodriguez was asked to care for her father, who is suffering from cancer. She is taking good care of him, making sure he’s comfortable, and knows that, despite everything, she loves him as her father. Peraza is also quite happy with his daughter, saying “When we embraced each other, it was a miraculous moment, I thank God for my daughter.”
“I’ve always wondered where my dad had been. … He’s here now. He’s terribly ill. It’s not my nature to hold a grudge. … You can’t change the past, and he’s begged me for forgiveness. … I’m cherishing every moment,” Rodriguez said.