“My name is Jose. I am 14 years old and have been diagnosed with infantile cerebral
paralysis. I also have a cleft lip. I never met my dad, only met my mother Ramona who passed away a year ago in Tijuana. She had cancer. I have a few brothers and sisters, but all are poor, and all of them have their own family.
That is why my mother brought me here to the Casa where all the Sisters love me, feed me, give me clothes, and put me in a special school. This school charges 350 pesos a week (about $28 U.S. dollars). Here they teach me a better language, help my behavior, and also give me food. My sister works in a market. She has her own children and her pay is too low to help with my school. This is the reason that I came here to the Casa asking for help, so they can help with my school because studying makes me happy.” Continue reading