Jesús has been fragile and sickly since birth. He lives with his grandparents and four siblings in a rundown house which lacks indoor plumbing. His grandfather earns what he can selling coconuts and lemons, but cannot afford the costly medical testing needed to pinpoint Jesús’ illness. According to his grandmother, Jesús was brought to her malnourished and nearly dead at the age of six months by his alcoholic father. She has cared for him ever since. He has experienced developmental challenges; first walking at the age of three. He is still very small for his age. In spite of everything, Jesús is a playful little boy. He enjoys baseball, helping others, and cooking for his family. His favorite color is yellow.
Current Age: 14 years old
Location: Emanuel House