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 the concrete floor. 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 always smiling and is so joyful about life.
He attends school and enjoys playing baseball in the local youth league.