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.
$30.00 / month
Melissa is originally from Ocala, FL and after moving around Florida, Georgia & North Carolina, she has settled back in Ocala. Melissa went to the College of Central Florida and has pursued a life of service in various administrative, customer service and marketing roles. She has now settled into her dream role as the Communications Director for Advocates of Love.
Melissa was on the state board of the Florida Foster and Adoptive Parent Association while serving 4 years as a foster and then adoptive mom. She has two adopted daughters, Kenzi and Shyne, who keep her busy. Melissa also serves in her local church.