Imagine being a young child, orphaned and with no one to turn to. When the police are called to come to your tiny home, they find you – 3 years old – lying next to your deceased mother. Alone. Sacred. Uncertain. The world feels much too unbearable to cope with. That was the reality for a boy until he found hope and a new family at Casa Girasoles.
Despite his challenges, Rodrigo (not his real name) exuded energy and curiosity. He loved playing soccer and exploring the countryside. And thanks to the dedicated staff at Casa Girasoles, he had everything he needed to thrive, from nutritious meals to educational opportunities to secure attachment.
Through their care and support, this young boy flourished. He gained confidence, a sense of belonging, and a dream for his future – to become a doctor and help others just as he had been helped. Although Rodrigo’s road to healing is long and complex, he can finally be hopeful.
The story of Rodrigo’s journey is a testament to the power of love, kindness, and community. Despite facing unimaginable hardships, he found a home and family at Casa Girasoles and could begin to build a brighter future for himself and others.
Thanks to your ongoing impact, the Casa Girasoles homes provide hope and a path to a better life for vulnerable children. Thanks to you, children like Rodrigo are finding access to the lives they deserve.