The Identigene DNA paternity test kit was featured Father’s Day weekend on Conexion Thalia, a popular Spanish-language radio program syndicated in more than 40 U.S. markets. The show featured an Identigene customer, Lazaro, and Edgar Gomez, a representative from Identigene.
The show’s home page is: http://thaliaradio.com/es/.
The following update is by Identigene Spanish Language Test Consultant Karen J.
Identigene on Thalia Radio
Thalía in her High Voltage Tour Los Angeles concert (Los Angeles, CA, USA, May 14, 2004).
First, a little background about Thalía; Thalía is a Mexican singer and former actress. She is known globally as “the queen of soaps” for being the biggest TV phenomenon in the decade of 90s. Thalía has the keys of more than 50 cities in the world, and has toured in five continents, making her one of the most internationally famous Latin singers ever. Thalía has received more than 2000 awards throughout her career for both singing and acting and is a multi-platinum singer. Thalía sold over 40 million records, with a career based on Hispanic language and reaching a high mark for a Latin artist.
The show begins with host Thalía giving a brief explanation of the scientific advances in paternity testing and how Identigene’s paternity tests can provide peace of mind and show the biological link between fathers and children or any other relatives.
Thalía begins by interviewing Edgar Gomez, an Identigene representative. She asks basic questions about the Identigene paternity test kit, the test, the samples collection and also Immigration cases. She was impressed by how accurate paternity testing can be, as we as how fast and easy the process is.
Introducing Lazaro’s story
Thalía and Edgar present the story of Lazaro. A man who’s life totally changed thanks to the Identigne paternity test. Lazaro came out of Cuba 17 years ago, and while in Cuba had a relationship with a young Cuban lady. Lazaro had been in the United States for two years when his mother told him that this woman had a baby and the baby was his. Lazaro was skeptical, but he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and undergone a prostate removal. The birth of this baby presented the opportunity for him to become a real father.
Lazaro described the moment when he received the report with a probability of paternity of 99.9% and his call to Cecilia, his daughter in Cuba, to give her the good news.
After congratulating Lazaro, Thalía shares the mission of her radio program, the focus on constructive stories of love and peace. Pausing, she introduces Lazaro’s daughter, Cecilia, on the other line from Cuba.
Cecilia is a little nervous to be on the radio with Thalía, but she is very happy. Cecilia and Lazaro say many times how much they love each other.
Thalía shares her excitement at being part of such a touching moment. Thanking them both, she asks Lazaro to encourage other fathers who still don’t know. Lazaro says: “I would like to say; allow yourself to be a father. Try it, don’t hesitate.”
Ending the program
Thalía ends the program by thanking Edgar, Lazaro, and Cecilia for sharing their story and asks to all fathers who are waiting to know if they are parents to remember Lazaro’s experience.