At age 7, Franyeli was accepted into our community care program. His parents died when he was 5. He has 2 brothers and a sister. Franyeli’s grandmother approached the children’s home for placement of him and his 3 siblings. When we began providing care for Franyeli and his siblings, we found that they were sleeping on a blanket on concrete floors. Today he has a bed with adequate food and clothing. Franyeli does have some health issues that make him susceptible to getting sick and recently had a surgery on his foot to help correct a birth defect.
He is very loving, humble and mellow. Despite his physical limitations, he never passes up an opportunity to join in on the fun. He likes to help others, swim, run and paint, but his favorite activity is eating. He enjoys all kinds of food and is always willing to try something new and share it with others.