Puerto Rican Lopez expect to meet Dominican relatives

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 6, 2021 - Tuesday will be a special day for Kevin López, a member of the Puerto Rico Volleyball Team.

It is the day when he expect to meet his Dominican family from his father's side, including his grandfather.

The youngest son of Inginio López Lizardo and Luz Fontanez is excited about the magical moment that he has dreamed of for years and that will finally come true.

“I am the youngest of five siblings and we live in Caguas,” said López, who was born in Aguas Buenas, a municipality near his current residence.

"It is the first time that I come to the Dominican Republic despite the short distance," said López, who pointed out that his father works in a Mexican restaurant and his mother takes care of things at home. "I spoke with my father and he has made the contact to meet my relatives."

"Hopefully my grandfather will be encouraged to make the trip from Sabana de la Mar to meet me," said the 26-year-old, whose father migrated to Puerto Rico more than three decades ago.

"There is always a first time and the truth is that I am eager to meet and give them a hug," said López.