December 21, 2011 8:01 PM
Zenia Acedo’s mother died of cancer a few weeks after doctors delivered her premature baby by C-section. Zenia’s father was deported to Mexico as the family planned his wife's funeral. As the eldest, 19-year-old Zenia now is the head of the family. She has four younger brothers and tiny Camila, who soon will leave Truman Medical Center.