Last Thursday, on September 28, Verónica Alejandra Hernández, a well-known figure in the Mexican television community, faced the profound loss of her young son, Juan José. At merely eight years old, Juan José passed away, leaving behind a legacy that transcended his brief life.
A Mother’s Tribute
Verónica took to her Instagram to express her feelings about her son’s untimely departure: “He entered this world with a mission to convey a poignant message—reminding us of the simple blessings of breathing, living, and relishing life’s moments. From the moment he was born, Juan José, affectionately known as Pollis, demonstrated an unyielding spirit, fighting every second for the chance to live and breathe.”
Juan José’s battle was rooted in his health conditions. He was diagnosed with Microcephalic Osteodysplastic Primordial Dwarfism Type 1 (MOP) and Roifman Syndrome at birth. These ailments rendered him with the physical appearance and vulnerabilities akin to an infant, irrespective of his actual age.
An Outpouring of Support from the Community
Upon learning of Juan José’s death, a wave of support and condolences flooded in from Hernandez’s colleagues and peers in the Mexican showbiz community.
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Vanessa Claudio penned, “You are an exemplar, my friend. My admiration and love for you know no bounds. My heart embraces you and Juanjo.” Sergio Sepúlveda reflected, “The lessons you’ve imparted through Juanjo, through Pollo, have touched us all. The world feels the weight of your beautiful son’s departure.” Odalys Ramirez added her voice to the chorus, “Sending boundless love and admiration. You and Pollito have been pillars of strength and inspiration.” Rafa Sarmiento captured the sentiment of many when he wrote, “A deep embrace filled with warmth and love. Pollito now enjoys a newfound freedom. Take comfort in knowing he’s at peace.”
Verónica Alejandra Hernández also shared a thought:
A Message of Gratitude
In the wake of this overwhelming show of support, Verónica shared a heartfelt note of gratitude. “Your prayers, thoughts, and gestures have not gone unnoticed. To each individual who, even without personally knowing Juan José, stood by us—thank you. While Pollis may have departed, his legacy is eternal. We’ll soon be organizing a special mass in his honor and will share details so we can commemorate his life collectively. Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the boundless love and support from our extended family,” she concluded.