When he landed in Michigan in late May, all the weary little boy carried was a trash bag stuffed with dirty clothes from his dayslong trek across Mexico, a stick-figure drawing of his family from Honduras and a sketch of his father who had been arrested and led away after they arrived at the US border in El Paso.
The death toll from the disaster has now risen to 62 people, and it is expected to continue to rise.
At least 10 people have been pulled alive from ash drifts and mud flows, with rescuers saying some victims are so coated in ash they look like statues.
Rescuers have struggled to reach rural residents cut off by the eruption, which has also injured at least 20, located 44 km from Guatemala City.
The plane broke in half but the crew and passengers were rescued and reportedly out of danger.
Reid was speaking at a press conference ahead of the do-or-die World Cup qualifier against Peru tomorrow.