They have lost three sons to a rare genetic disease. Michael (age 18) died in 2009, Daniel (also 18) died in 2013, and Simon (16) died in December 2018. Along with a fourth son, Christopher, 26, all were born with a rare condition called PCH Type 1, a combination of cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy. The Cabrals have four other daughters and one son, all healthy.
Orange County Catholic asked Rick, 55, and Laura, 54, to share their thoughts on faith, tragedy, and prayer.