She'd written it on paper, carefully folded and secured inside her jacket. She'd written it on her hand, many times, trying to remember the sequence.
On Tuesday night, someone rang that number in Los Angeles, with news of Hernandez, who is four months' pregnant, and her two sons, Omar, 6, and Jonathan, 2.
All are OK, the aunt, Walkiria, who didn't want to give her last name, said she was told.
She even got a chance to talk to Hernandez, who sounded tired, and Omar, who seemed as lively as ever, she said.
Since then, the family has been out of contact with the outside world, but it's likely they have been interviewed to see if Hernandez's claims that she cannot return to Honduras because of a "credible fear" hold merit in officials' eyes.iPhone transfer software
If they pass that test, their case could progress to an immigration court. While waiting for a hearing, they could be detained or released if they have an address to go to.
Hernandez said she took her boys and left her home the night after a gang threatened to kill her 6-year-old if she didn't give information about her ex-husband.
Hernandez and her sons rode on a train carrying scrap metal as part of their journey across Mexico.
Hernandez's aunt said the official that called her asked if she would be willing to pay transportation costs for the family.
The official gave no indication of how