Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Marlon and his 3 older brothers arrived at NPH in 1996 when he was 6 years old. They arrived from Managua. His mother abandoned the children because of the physical abuse from their father when he was drunk. Marlon and his brothers were being abused as well. A relative from the family asked for help as the abuse got worse. After a few days and under the consent of “Mi Familia”, the government entity that cares for the well-being of children in Nicaragua, we brought Marlon and his brothers into our home. 

Marlon has been always a very respectful child, very focused in school and always ready to help out. During his family service, Marlon helped in the educational area teaching math to the children and also helped as supplier distribution manager. 

Right now he is studying his first year of math at the university. He studies hard and receives good grades. "I plan to do my best in university and hope to take other courses in the future such as English classes to interact with friends, volunteers, and visitors at the home. I really enjoy spending time in the home during vacations and helping my brothers and sisters in math or with their English homework. I am very thankful for all the support I have received from all the caregivers, volunteers, and teachers during my elementary and high school days. But mostly, I thank God for giving me and my brothers the opportunity to be part of this wonderful family. It has not been easy, but it has been worth every moment."

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