3:19 PM PDT, June 28, 2021
Still, others are finding reminders of those still unaccounted for, like a man who found a birthday card belonging to his 92-year-old grandmother.
“We found this right here. This is a birthday card given to my grandmother,” Hilda Noriega’s grandson Michael said. “This had just been given to her a couple weeks prior, and so this was given to her by a group of some friends that were wishing her a happy birthday.”
Noriega lived on the sixth floor of the building.
Her grandson Michael says they also found a family photo of her with her late husband and other sentimental family treasures, which they take as a helpful sign that somehow, his grandmother might still be alive.
“When we found this, it was such a reminder that even though right now she is underneath that rubble, that if she is alive, that we can trust God with this, because it’s going to be a miracle of the ages,” Michael said.