Huizar’s youngest daughter was recently diagnosed with leukemia, the
Los Angeles Times reports.
Huizar’s daughter, Aviana, is the youngest of his four children and is being treated at Children’s Hospital, according to the Times.
Huizar confirmed Aviana’s illness following queries about his failure to attend two City Council meetings last week, particularly an important Sept. 23 discussion about a high-rise building project proposed downtown on Grand Avenue, the Times said.
Huizar his wife Richelle
were busy meeting with Children's Hospital doctors regarding a treatment plan
for their stricken daughter, the newspaper quoted the councilmember’s
communications director Rick Coca as saying.
Huizar has changed the cover photo on his Facebook page to a snapshot of Aviana, a sign, if one were needed, of his emotional upheaval in the aftermath of Aviana’s cancer diagnosis.
“When you're talking about children it hits hard,” the Times quoted Coca as saying. “All he can ask for is everybody's prayers for his little girl.”