(Houston, TX) -- An eleven-month-old child is back in the Houston area after falling ill in Mexico two weeks ago. Emma Rose Barba was visiting extended family with her parents when she suddenly fell ill and needed emergency surgery, which resulted in further complications. Barba stayed at a Mexican hospital until doctors felt she was stable enough to travel over the past week.
Meanwhile, members of the community rallied around the Barba family and raised more than 30-thousand dollars to help pay medical expenses, since the family's insurance doesn't cover international medical transport.
The child traveled via air ambulance to Houston, expected to be admitted to Texas Children's Hospital.