Posted: Apr 11, 2012 4:21 PM
Updated: Apr 11, 2012 6:46 PM
MCALLEN - Celia Sotuyo is working to move forward. Her home was damaged in the severe weather a few weeks ago. She still owes thousands on the home and doesn't have any insurance money.
But her biggest struggle happened before the storm. Four days before, Sotuyo's daughter died. She had pancreatic cancer.
Water left by the storm caused Sotuyo to miss her daughter's burial in Mexico.
"After the storm, we were here in the water. We couldn't get out until they started pumping the water out," she explains.
"It's a sad story. What more can I tell you?"
The grieving mother says she and her daughter spent every spare moment together. People mistook them for sisters.
She admits she's giving up now. Sotuyo says, "I just want to leave everything behind. I can't stand to live here in this house."
Her cousin is helping her clean out her house. Sotuyo is now trying to sell the house. She plans to move in with her granddaughter, who lives out of state.