At the height of the pandemic, in October 2020, Elizabeth Gutiérrez received news that no mother ever wants to hear: her son, Christopher, had been seriously injured. The golf cart that the 14-year-old was driving with his friends overturned and seriously injured his left knee. At the time, the news transcended mass media. However, both the actress and her partner, William Levy, focused on the care of their little one and chose to maintain an understandable secrecy to recover from this hard blow that life gave them.
Nearly seven months have passed since the nightmare that removed the family foundations and for the first time. Elizabeth reveals details of the ordeal that endangered the future of “Toty,” as the adolescent is affectionately called, since one of his greatest wishes is to become a professional baseball player.
“It was at one in the afternoon that Kailita received that call. She came running hysterical to the room. I didn’t even know what was happening. I picked up the phone and he [Christopher] in tears tells me: ‘Mommy, I destroyed my life. We have to go to the hospital,” Ely remembers, unable to contain her tears during the moving interview with HOLA! USA.
The process has been complicated but the family has been able to overcome the challenge with the immense affection of sister Kailey for her older brother and the emotional support that both Elizabeth and William have been able to give their loved ones.
After five surgeries, constant rehabilitation and psychological support, Tophy has resumed his sports path in order to achieve his goals and is determined to fight for his dreams. The stretch is still long but not impossible.
“He is a mentally strong child and this has strengthened him more because they told me: ‘Ely, don’t be surprised if you need therapy for the child, because he can be depressed’, and thank God he is a child who has a lot of faith. He is a child with a very strong mentality and William has really supported him a lot,” the actress tells us.
We invite you to find out about her future plans in acting, her relationship with William and other addressed topics, with one of the most impressive media women in the entertainment world during a beautiful photo session with her children in Miami.