Norma Contreras, far right, with her sons Joel Portillo Jr. and Reynieri Portillo, daughter Yerlin Portillo and husband Joel S. Portillo.
Norma Contreras, far right, with her sons Joel Portillo Jr. and Reynieri Portillo, daughter Yerlin Portillo and husband Joel S. Portillo. Courtesy of Yerlin Portillo
Norma Contreras, far right, with her sons Joel Portillo Jr. and Reynieri Portillo, daughter Yerlin Portillo and husband Joel S. Portillo. Courtesy of Yerlin Portillo

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