Joseph

I do not know my father. My mother is an alcoholic and struggled to care for me and my brother. One day she disappeared to an unknown location. We were left with my grandfather. My grandmother died in 2009 after a long illness. My grandfather is also sick and it is very difficult for him to care for us. It was hard to concentrate in school because I was hungry and I was not cared for at home. I am thankful that my brother, Peter, and I can live at the children’s home together. We are safe and all of our needs are met. Plus we get to attend school. I am in 4th grade.

K01-CFH/189